Scripture: "And she gave birth to her firstborn son, and she wrapped Him in swaddling clothes, and laid Him in a manger, because there was no room for them in the inn" (Luke 2:7).
Reflection: Jesus wants to make His dwelling within us. God is searching for our hearts, but too often He finds the door closed. Or maybe we open the door when we feel we need Him, and leave Him outside the rest of the time. The heart of our Christian spiritual life is accepting Jesus as our all, as the center of our lives. Therefore, giving Him only a portion of our hearts doesn't give Him the room He needs to work in us.
Questions: Where is Jesus in my life? Is He shut out of my heart? Is He only on the surface of my heart? Is He in my heart for a time or is He in my heart always? Are we willing to let Him in?
Prayer: Dear Lord, I like to think that the door of my heart is always open to you, but if I take a close look I can see plenty of occasions where I try to squeeze you out of my life for a time. Please grant me the grace to welcome you always. Help me to surrender my heart to your Heart, that the door may always be open for you to enter. Please live within me. Please come into my life in a new way, today.
Join us again tomorrow for another spiritual reflection. May God Bless you, and everyone near and dear to you.