Memorial of Saint Lucy, Virgin and Martyr
The Christmas season is one of my favorite times of the year. The immediate transformation of our communities and world around us into this festival of lights, cheer, and upbeat spirit can make any cold and frigid day seem a little bit warmer. This time of year is also very busy and filled with endless to do lists of tasks to accomplish or people to see. With this constant overflow of things to do, sometimes our attention gets too raveled up in the intricate commercial aspects of the holiday season. It is a common trend seen, and I am definitely guilty of falling into it.
All of these distractions can remove us from the true meaning of the Christmas season, which is the preparation of the birth of our savior, Jesus Christ. While reflecting on the passages for today, Jesus commented on comparing this “generation” to children or those blinded by the various sights of God working around them. Both John the Baptist and Jesus preached the same beliefs but relayed God’s wisdom in different ways. We need to be able to take a step back from the distractions around us and notice God working intimately throughout our daily lives.
When we take a moment to set aside time for God and realize how He is personally working in our lives, we will be able to carry out our everyday actions in a more fulfilling way. God speaks to all of us differently. All we have to do is open our eyes and know that by following His will, will motivate us to spread his love to those around us and make our Christmas season even brighter.