Forget the former things; do not dwell on the past. See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it? I am making a way in the desert and streams in the wasteland. The wild animals honor me, the jackals and the owls, because I provide water in the desert and streams in the wasteland, to give drink to my people, my chosen, the people I formed for myself that they may proclaim my praise.
It is Christmas Day! A day of an unfathomable gift of love from God: a brand new thing planned for us by God from the very beginning. It is never too late to be reborn and to begin again. The miracle of Jesus’ birth reminds us each year of God’s love for us. As in 1 John 4:19: “We love because he first loved us.” And so we spend today together with those we love, giving one another tokens of that love. Because we do love, and we can love, because he showed us love.
Holy Father, today we celebrate the birth of your son, Jesus Christ. Not everyone is able to be together today with those they cherish. May we be filled with love nonetheless, remembering your many gifts. May we love one another fully, freely, generously, as you have taught us. Amen
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