"Let us put our hands in those of the Divine Babe. Let us say our Yes to his invitation "follow me" and we will be His. The way will be clear for His divine life to become incarnate in us. This is precisely the light that comes through the darkness, a light kindled in the soul the miracle of Christmas." St. Teresa Benedicta of the Cross, O.C.D (Edith Stein)
The first Christmas was certainly surrounded by wonder. 1
Zacharias wondered how he and his elderly wife could give birth to the forerunner of the Messiah. (Luke 1:18)
Mary wondered how it would be possible for a virgin to give birth to a baby. (Luke 1:34)
Joseph wondered why he and Mary had been chosen by God to be the parents of the Messiah. (Matthew 1:18-25)
The shepherds in the fields outside Bethlehem wondered about the angels that appeared in the sky, and what their message meant. (Luke 2 13-15)
Those in Bethlehem wondered about the story that the shepherds were spreading throughout the village. (Luke 2:17-18)
Mary wondered about everything that was happening at the birth of her baby. (Luke 2:19)
May the wonder of of the Divine Babe, love incarnate, be your joy this Christmas Day and may you share His joy with all you meet.
"Dear children, here is my Son in my arms! I would like to ask you to be a light for all in the year to come. I would like to call you again to live my messages- the messages of peace, conversion, prayer, penance, and faith.
Dear children , your Mother does not seek words from you- I ask for deeds. Your Mother will help you and she will give you the strength to preserve. And tonight I would like to tell you: Rejoice! BVM, Medjugorje, 12/25/1989
1 The 12 Ways of Christmas, David Jeremiah