The Love of Christmas
At Christmas, through the birth of Christ, God shows us what love is...
Love is the small baby.
Love humbles itself.
Love is that young girl who believed the words of the angel and said yes to the the call.
Love believes and obeys.
Love is Saint Joseph who accepted what he could not understand.
With love we realise that we do not know everything and that there are things we can never understand.
Love is Elizabeth who feels so happy when she hears the good news of her relative.
Love is not jealous but rejoices in the good that happens to others.
Love is Mary and Joseph who kept knocking on the doors.
Love keeps trying and despite the difficulties, it remains steadfast till the end.
Love is that the inn-keeper who in spite of his limited resources, made room for Mary and Joseph, by offering the very last space he had left, and this was good enough.
Love gives from the little she has.
Love is the magi who despite their wisdom, trusted in a sign they met along the way.
Love notices the signs along the journey of life, trusts in them and walks forward accordingly.
Love is the sheperds who despite their simplicity of life, believed and went to adore Jesus.
Love is simple.
Love believes and adores.
Love is the cow and the donkey, the inferior ones who protected and warmed the little baby.
Those who love do not say ”I am not good enough” but know that God can use them to do great things.
Love is the old Simeon whose heart was made complete as soon as he saw Jesus being presented at the temple.
Love fills the void and gives rest to the heart.
Love is you and me.
With Jesus in our hearts, we can make a difference in each others’ lives.
Published: December 2017