Scripture: "For unto you is born this day in the city of David, a Savior, who is Christ the Lord" (Luke 2:11).
Reflection: Thank you. This is the message of today's reflection. Thank you God Almighty Father for sending your Son into the world to save us. I pray that today will be a day of heartfelt gratitude for God's presence in our lives. God is always with us. He always Loves us. He is always ready to heal us and make us new. Today is a time to rejoice, to be grateful, to make a decision to allow Christ to grow within us, and through us to others. It's a day to pray for one another, for those who are experiencing the joy of Christmas, and for those who are encountering the Cross at Christmas. God is with us. And today, He reaches out to us all. He opens His arms wide, looking to embrace us once again, and invites us to enter into a new life, a new hope, a new way of living, united to Him.
Questions: In what ways can I wish Jesus a Happy Birthday today? In what ways can I show my gratitude to God for His presence in my life? Am I willing to allow Christ to change my heart?
Prayer: Dear Jesus, Happy Birthday! Thank you for coming into my life. Lord, you now open the doors to Heaven for us. Open my heart, and grant me the grace to follow you. Help me to accept your unconditional love. Help me to believe in a Love so great, without conditions. Help me to let go of my pride, and surrender everything to you. Give me the gift of faith, hope and trust in you. Fill me with your Love and allow your Love to spill over into everyone in my life. Thank you for taking on my humanity and saving me from eternal death. Help me to accept the Divine life you offer me. Through you, I can obtain Heaven. Help me to be your follower and grant me the Joy of Christmas. Grant that I may know your Love in a New Way, Today! Amen.
Merry Christmas! May God Bless you and everyone near and dear to you with the Peace of His Birth, this Christmas and always!