This may have happened to you: waking up in the morning and saying to yourself: “I hope that, today, some good news will come my way…”
Well, this is what we have been celebrating on Christmas day. The gospel text gave us the angel’s words: “Today, I bring you news of great joy…” (Lk.2:10-11).
That good news is that God has become one of us.
And today, the second part of this great news unfolds for us: We have become… one of his!
It is said, it is written, it is proclaimed, in the second reading of the 1st epistle
of John: “We are called God’s children and so we are!” (1 Jn.3:1-2,21-24).
We are indeed and in truth ‘God’s family’.
It may not take all the problems away, it may not remove all pain and sorrow, but it provides strength to carry the problems and comfort in facing the painful situations.
GOOD NEWS indeed!
Note: Another reflection on a different theme is available in French at: https://image-i-nations.com/fete-de-la-sainte-famille-annee-c/
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