Let us receive him, then take him to the world.
Fr. Steve wishes everyone a Merry Christmas!
Christ has come! The one who was born in Bethlehem (a town whose name means “house of bread”) would one day take bread, break it and give it saying this is my body given for you.
God created us to desire gifts. Just as children desire presents and are excited to open them, so the Lord meets us where we are with our own wants and needs. One of our dangers is that we settle for mediocrity in the spiritual life. But we should desire more than worldly things. We should ask God what more he has for us. We should receive more, so that we can give more.
Fr. Steve reads again from Paul’s letter to Titus: “But when the kindness of God our Savior and His love for mankind appeared, He saved us, not on the basis of deeds which we have done in righteousness, but according to His mercy…”
God is kind and generous and wants to pour out gifts upon us. We should desire to receive and give the good gifts of God.
Let us receive him, then take him to the world, which is desperate for the light that shines in the darkness.