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...

Tuesday, September 08, 2009

Small beginnings

One of the readings that the Lectionary makes available for today’s Feast of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary is a prophecy about the coming of the Messiah (Micah 5:1-4a) – fulfilled when Mary gave birth to the Lord Jesus in Bethlehem.

You, Bethlehem-Ephrathah,
too small to be among the clans of Judah,
From you shall come forth for me
one who is to be ruler in Israel...

He shall stand firm and shepherd his flock
by the strength of the LORD,
in the majestic name of the LORD, his God...
for now his greatness
shall reach to the ends of the earth...

Christ came from a small town and Christ rules the Universe.

May you and I be faithful to Christ in all the small things: the small beginnings in which Christ – by His grace, with His love, and through His truth – can and will bring about the Kingdom of God.