As our Christmas preparations gathers momentum, we need to take a while and ask ourselves if we are preparing well. This last minute check is important because where we spend eternity could actually depend on it. Hence, for us to adequately address this question, we will need to identify what it is that Christmas means for me, first and foremost. Then we need to crosscheck that subjective meaning with what Christmas actually is. Which is, the commemoration of the benevolent intervention of God in the human experience and history, through the birth and ministry of our Lord Jesus Christ (Sirach 48:1-12; Matthew 15:29-37). We also need to understand that this event serves also as a reminder for us to prepare for that encounter personal encounter with the divine at the end of our lives (79(80):18-19). Only then can we effectively know if we are preparing well.
But we are weak, and left to ourselves we cannot adequately prepare for the Lord’s coming. Let us humbly ask the Lord to aid us in our preparations (Psalm 79(80):2-3,15-16,18-19).
Reflection Passages For Today: Sirach 48:1-12, Psalm 79(80):2-3,15-16,18-19, Isaiah 33:22, Matthew 15:29-37
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And “You will be enriched in every way for your great generosity, which will produce thanksgiving to God through us” – 2 Corinthians 9:11
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