As much as we like to ponder matters, as humans, at times we need the concrete to learn or really grasp a point. The Hebrew Scriptures and the New Testament speak of God’s love for us. At Christmas, we celebrate the Incarnation: God-with-us/Emmanuel – love made flesh. This is the concrete example that we humans need. This is what love looks like. Jesus and Mary live out what love looks like. They live out the unique and precious ways that Love can guide and shape us.
Gathering at Christmas with our family and friends, let us give thanks for the love that we share which binds us. This same love that can help us to lift the veil from our eyes and see that we are all one. This precious Christmas gift needs to be savoured each and every day.
Wishing you and yours a blessed Christmas!