But Mary kept all of these things, pondering them in her heart. Luke 2: 19
Mary, the Mother of Jesus, give us many important lessons, however little is recorded of her words. Mary’s actions speak loudly and are helpful for us to live in the world with peace.
In this Christmas reading above, we hear that Mary pondered on the shepherds’ visit and what they said about Jesus. She meditated on this experience and kept it in her heart. She would use it in her future. These ponderings would help her deal with whatever came her way.
May we follow this example as we begin a new year! Events will happen in our lives, good and not so good, but they still provide a lesson for us.
We do not stay in the past, but we ponder it’s significance!
The last three years have been often difficult, and pray God, this year will be less challenging! However, let us not forget the lessons we have learn, have an attitude of gratitude that we are still here, and appreciate one another!
The Word became flesh and made its dwelling among us. John 1:14
We come again to the wonderful Christmas Day and the beginning of the Christmas Season. This day is emotional full of past experiences and present realities. However, it is a day so full of emotions, good and not so good, that the love it presents may be lost!
The Word Became Flesh!
The Divine became one of us so that we can have the choice of becoming more Divine in the way we treat each other!
We are challenged to love unconditionally! This is not an easy task for us naturally, but It is possible. The Baby we celebrate today, as an adult, showed us how to treat one another.
Once again we can change the World! It sounds like a tremendous task, but it begins if we individually choose to love one another!
“But take heed to yourselves lest your hearts be weighed down with dissipation and drunkenness and cares of this life, and that day come upon you suddenly like a snare.” Luke 21:34
We are at the last moments of the last day of the Liturgical Year 2022 of the Roman Church, and it is time to let go of the old year, Scripturally speaking, and enter into our preparation for Christmas, Advent. Advent begins tomorrow.
The message for this day is to be alert!
There are so many things going on in our world that can deadened our hearts. There is so much death from natural causes, and human to human hate; this is our reality. We have a choice to make, to give up hope for a better day, or to be people of hope when all seems to be hopeless.
Being alert means staying close to God knowing that we will have the Final Victory in God!
Pray that our hearts not been hardened, but rather ￼supple in Divine Love!
Let us keep each other in prayer! It is our weapon against despair!