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Shop Now! - Reflection for December 19, 2014

posted Jan 30, 2015, 11:20 AM by Parish Administrator   [ updated Jan 30, 2015, 11:21 AM ]

Shop Now!  Only a week left to find that perfect present!  Stores open late!  Perfect last minute gifts!

There is so much advertising hype between Thanksgiving and Christmas.  Some days I feel as though I'm being pummeled by the never ending barrage of ads and emails.  The out-sized sense of urgency is nerve-wracking.  Do you want to be that utter failure of humanity that gets your loved one the WRONG PRESENT?!


At some point in my life I internalized the idea that the best gifts come from the heart.  And perhaps it is that idea that makes me so grateful for the gift of Christmas.  The gift of the Incarnate Word is a gift from the heart of God.  It is the Divine self, dwelling powerfully among and within us. 


This is no "perfect present".  This is no last minute gift.    This is the essence of being, of existence itself being offered to each one of us and to the world.    This is God's gift to us.


Christmas is almost here!  Only one week left!  Are you prepared to receive the Incarnate Word?