Merry Christmas to reclaimsunday.net visitors!
Today we are in the third day of the Christmas Season! The church has moved us from the waiting to 'delivery' of the Christ child and now we celebrate awaiting his
second coming. In the Holy Land visiting the holy sites of Christ's birth and life changed Christmas this season. There was no frantic shopping but more prayer recalling the miles Joseph trod with Mary, heavy with child. In today's homily
the priest noted that when a woman married she was under the protection and benevolence of her husband and not Romans. Living 'for another' is such a purpose filled life. A priest lives for the thousands of souls he fathers. A couple live
to flourish in the unconditional love of one another. Some in active service live for God and country helping us to thank them for their sacrifice. Often a loved one may ask if you had 'one call' to make who would you call? There are many
threats to family life and life in general. Mary and Joseph chose the better half who was their other part. Somewhere today there is a small child without a family whose parents may have chosen to preserve life and seek adoption. May couples
able, be united to these lights of hope. We plead The Lord to instill in our hearts undivided love in our hearts for our other half, for every child, for families and for God. In this Octave of Christmas we celebrate the loveliness of the manger
for in it we see beyond material trappings that a lasting love comes forth from the heart blazing in passion for Christ our King and in a believing community. We share this love with all those we will serve in the decades to come pouring forth onto them
the love burning in the hearth of our holy union. All darkness is dispelled for he has given us the new sight of hope, the food of faith and the horizens of Eternal glory! Come let us adore him and his parents who entered into covenant and fruitfulness.
Will you celebrate and pray for family life, vocations and reconciliation?