In the beginning was the Word,
and the Word was with God,
and the Word was God.
He was in the beginning with God.
- We are facing the challenge of a mystery. A mystery is something we can see before us, very much real, but its fullness is not immediately perceived, like the entrance to a tunnel.
- Jesus we can plainly see, historically, as a helpless newborn baby. We know where and when he was born, some two millennium ago in Bethlehem. But the universe is billions of years old. How is he, "in the beginning?"
- These realities are merging before our eyes, TIME/ETERNITY, DIVINITY/HUMANITY
- God has come to teach us. Parents, think of that child resting on your lap, looking up, wondering who you are. The child is you, the parent is God.
- All through the Old Testament we see man's efforts to understand God. Is it not a wondrous mystery how God planned long ago to come to teach us as one like us?
Set as your goal to discover a new, deeper, more personal encounter with the Christ of Christmas.
As best you can, set aside a time and place for meditation.
Tools to help you: Your Bible <> missal with the Advent Mass readings <> notebook to record new insights <> internet to connect to VOICES and its suggested links <> other persons to share your insights with <> Advent worship opportunities <> determination to persevere.
Start your day by reading the current text assigned for the two days. Memorize it and keep bringing it to mind throughout the day. Remember, you are seeking something new.
Ask for grace, ask the Spirit to lead you, guide you, inspire you, take you by the hand to lead to new and wondrous things
Remember, seek and you will find, knock and the door will be opened to you!