Share his love so that we can rejoice at his coming.
As St. Bernard of Clairvaux said, “The whole world awaits Mary’s reply to the angel." Her “yes” was the beginning of our hope.
Fr. Steve quotes the words from the reading from Malachi: “Behold, I am going to send you Elijah the prophet before the coming of the great and terrible day of the Lord. He will restore the hearts of the fathers to their children and the hearts of the children to their fathers, so that I will not come and smite the land with a curse.” Jesus came to reconcile us to each other. We all have wounds that have been inflicted wittingly or unwittingly by our parents and others. We have also inflicted wounds on our parents and others.
He came into our muck and mire to free us. He came to reconcile us to ourselves and to those who are close to us. Put away all rancor and bitterness. Let us bless and not curse. Let us allow him take away all the curses we have imposed on others by our words.
Let us let love in and out so that we can rejoice with him at his coming.