This is the weekend we hear of Elizabeth's long awaiting was over when Mary entered their home! Elizabeth and Mary were cousins who are both expecting a
child given very unique circumstances, yet they believe. Having someone believe what you communicate is a gift in particular when it doesn't match the current norm. Joseph and Zachariah are strong men who believe their women rather than being scandalized.
How do some continue on in the face of difficulty? Faith! Meditating on a manger scene we are brought to the source of the incarnation and unfolding in dire poverty far from the mall, far from commercialism and far from any emptiness some
experience. A worshipping community is such a mystery with a diversity in mission not found elsewhere. A couple shared how they celebrate Christmas inviting over lonely friends for a cup of coffee and together praying for their enemies! One
family returned to Mass going to the manger to 'teach the little ones' about the love of God for humankind. It was moving when others stopped to share memories including much loved pastors now gone home to The Lord, deceased children and deceased spouses.
In Spain at Christmas there is a tradition to say Happy Easter! At Christmas as the crib and cross are one life. For those with a rich legacy of love it is a comfort. For others atrial may face them: joblessness, health challenges, uncertainty
of the future and separation from loved ones and homelands. This is our opportunity to witness to the love that moved Mary to visit Elizabeth and for Elizabeth to welcome her! Offer an expectant welcome to those we meet this Sunday. Experience
the living God inside your person and facing others. Lord unite us as a people of one heart and one mind!
Merry Christmas to all www.reclaimsunday.net visitors!!
May many infants come into your life so that we may celebrate life in the womb as the wonder that Mary and Elizabeth showed us and for their husbands who cherished them in their natural beauty!