We continue our series of reflections by the Cabrini Lay Missionaries. The reflection for Christmas Day is presented by CLM Melanie Paccillo.
Unto us a child is born…
December 25, 2020
“It’s a Boy!”
How amazing is it to welcome a child into the world? It’s exciting, a bit scary, and fills a family with an overwhelming feeling of love. Who will this person be? What will he or she be like? Will he or she give their mother premature grey hair? A baby changes everything. We instinctively gather to greet this new life and celebrate the growth of our extended human family.
When Jesus came into the world as a tiny baby, we welcomed not only a new life, but the incarnation of God. For born unto us was our savior, and for this reason we doubly celebrate the coming of this baby. A very special boy was born, indeed. It was a moment that changed everything.
The mystery of the Nativity isn’t only that He was born. It is that Jesus is continually born into our world every day. We can see it all around us. Every time we share a smile, offer help, pray urgently, Jesus is there. He who is love itself is brought forth into the world and we can sing “Emmanuel” – God is with us.
Happy Christmas, Sisters and friends. May you notice today
and every day of the coming year that our Lord is with you.