Monday, December 26, 2016

Monday, December 26, 2016

 John 1:14

And the Word became flesh and lived among us, and we have seen his glory, the glory as of a father’s only son, full of grace and truth. 

The day after

The Eternal Word, the heart and mind, will and the passion of God is summed up in a single face, the child of Bethlehem who shines with the Love who lived before time began.

This child, the unity of divine heart and human flesh, is the mystery of our lives. It is God’s way to become flesh, not just in a single child whose name is Jesus but in all creation.

The Word becomes flesh and speaks in every beauty, in every act of grace, in every beat of every heart. Day and night, sunrise and sunset in burnished glory all speak the name of God.

It is God’s way to take shape and substance, bringing out the endless possibilities of life from the Life God is.

But it is only in love that we truly know God and ourselves. For our lives, too, are the expression of the Love who gives birth to the world, the Love who shines in the eyes of every truest love.

Our true self is the Love God is, the Love shining from a Bethlehem manger. Little wonder that the glisten of love in another’s eyes, shining on us, fills us with life and hope.

When we truly know Love our truest self breaks every bond that holds us back and fills us to overflowing so that Eternal Love, the Great Beauty we are, becomes flesh, shining with grace and truth, filling us with the joy of Christmas morning. Once more.

Thank you.

Pr. David L. Miller

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