A Penitent Blogger

Mindful of my imperfections, seeking to know Truth more deeply and to live Love more fully.

Quid sum miser tunc dicturus? Quem patronum rogaturus? Cum vix iustus sit securus?
Recordare, Iesu pie, Quod sum causa tuae viae: Ne me perdas illa die...

Saturday, December 17, 2005

I've got a real long list...

For many people, today’s Gospel (Matthew 1:1-17) - a long recitation of mostly unfamiliar names - sounds as exciting as a telephone directory.

But this list of names reminds us of the real human history out of which our Lord in his human nature came: good people and flawed people, heroic figures and faceless nobodies.

We ourselves may not be rich or famous, nor may we be perfect in our own personal histories, yet God offers us - you and me - the grace to prepare the way of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ in our own lives and in our world.

(adapted from an earlier post)