Scripture: "You will find a baby wrapped in cloths and lying in a manger" (Luke 2:12).
Reflection: Jesus comes to us in the plain, ordinary circumstances of life. The King of Heaven and Earth comes into the world as a helpless newborn. He goes on to live a quiet life prior to His three years of preaching followed by His death and resurrection. God became a man. What humility. We also are called to practice humility and to continue to find Jesus in the ordinary circumstances of our lives. This is where He still lives in the world today.
Questions: Where do I look for Christ in my life? Do I look outside of myself or within me? Do I look for Him in the big things or in the small ordinary moments? Can I ask God to reveal Himself to my heart in a new way from now on?
Prayer: Dear Lord, my heart is searching for you. My limited intellect cannot comprehend your Glory or your plan, but my heart knows that you are present with the human race. You have not abandoned us. You are Emmanuel - God with us. I ask for the gift of humility, in accepting my part in the plan of salvation. I ask for the grace to find you in "the little things" of life. Please grant me the grace to let go of my pride, to open my eyes wider, and to rely on you more. Grant me the humility to surrender every area of my life to you, my God and my all. In Jesus' name. Amen.
Join us again tomorrow for another spiritual reflection. May God Bless you, and everyone near and dear to you.