Thursday, December 27, 2012

It's still Christmas!

"Let us begin by putting ourselves in the presence of the Lord..."
Fr. Patrick Foley, Parish Mission

After hearing this, we all settled in, eyes closed, putting ourselves in the presence of the Lord. And then Fr. Foley asked us. Do you ever wonder where you were a minute ago? Point taken. We are always in the presence of the Lord! We may become aware of God's presence at certain times, but we cannot leave God's presence. Ever. With Christmas Day behind us now, it is a good time to remember that we are still in the presence of the Baby Jesus. Today is only the Third Day of Christmas! Gifts have been opened, relatives may be on their way back home, but the spirit of Christmas, that is, the Christ Child is still gently sleeping in the manger. Today, many of us are returning to our pre-Christmas lives. Let's take several opportunities today to revel in the Infant Jesus, who still coos in Mary's arms. Love, heidi