The Word became flesh and made His dwelling among us.
– John 1:14
A BEAUTIFUL “REFLECTION”…by St John the Evangelist…
In the beginning was the Word,
and the Word was with God,
and the Word was God.
He was with God in the beginning.
Through Him all things were made;
without Him nothing was made that has been made.
In Him was life,
and that life was the light of all mankind.
The light shines in the darkness,
and the darkness has not overcome it.
The true light that gives light to everyone
was coming into the world.
He was in the world,
and though the world was made through Him,
the world did not recognise Him.
He came to that which was His own,
but His own did not receive Him.
Yet to all who did receive Him,
to those who believed in His name,
He gave the right to become children of God
– children born not of natural descent,
nor of human decision or a husband’s will,
but born of God.
The Word became flesh
and made His dwelling among us.
We have seen His glory,
the glory of the one and only Son,
who came from the Father, full of grace and truth.
– John 1:1-5,9-14
“The great “gift” of the Child of Bethlehem:
He brings us a spiritual energy,
an energy which helps us not to despair in our struggle,
in our hopelessness,
in our sadness,
for it is an energy that warms and transforms the heart.
Indeed, the Birth of Jesus brings us the good news
that we are loved immensely and uniquely by God,
and He not only enables us to know this love,
He also gives it to us,
He communicates it to us!”.
– Pope Francis
God of love, Father of all,
the darkness that covered the earth has given way to the bright dawn of Your Word made flesh.
We praise and thank You with great joy and hope in our hearts as we behold His glory, and are bathed in His divine radiance.
Lord God, make us a people of this light. Make us faithful to Your Word, that we may bring Your life to the waiting world.
Lord Jesus, Word Divine, You are welcome…in my heart!