A Penitent Blogger

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

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Saturday, December 27, 2008

Share the experience

For some of us, this was a very special Christmas: a time when the familiar words, music, and celebrations gave us a new and special thrill as we realized afresh the great love and power of God’s gift to the world in the birth of His Son, our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

As Saint John exemplifies in today’s first reading (1 John 1:1-4), it is an experience for you and I to share with others.

We have seen it and testify to it
and proclaim to you the eternal life
that was with the Father
and was made visible to us
what we have seen and heard
we proclaim now to you,
so that you too may have fellowship with us;
for our fellowship is with the Father
and with his Son, Jesus Christ.

(If our experience of Christmas this year was not so special, we can pray that the seeds God has planted in us will very soon blossom with grace and joy.)