They shall call His name Emmanuel—which, when translated, means, God with us.
– Matthew 1.23
It’s the day after Christmas, but Christ’s presence and message remain; encouraging peace on earth, goodwill toward our neighbors, and our incarnating the eternal love and presence of God. Each of us have the Spirit presenting this encouragement within us right now.
Beneath the food-comas, sugar-crashes, long travels, emotional tensions, and various plans and environments we’re navigating, the calling and Peace of Christ resides. May we have ears to hear and eyes to see the humble, abiding love and presence of God, in all and through all, and over all, today.
What good is it that Christ was born [yesterday or 2,000] years ago if he is not born now in your heart?
– Meister Eckhart O.P., 14th century