All this took place to fulfill what the Lord had said through the prophet: “The virgin will be with child and give birth to a son, and they will call Him ‘Emmanuel’ – which means, God is with us.”
It is often good to retrace the events of Jesus’ life and that of the Holy Family, one by one, like looking through stained glass windows at each event, letting the impression, like the light seeping into our eyes and through the windows of our minds, illuminate our souls.When I feel afraid for my children, I try to remember that my mother must have felt the same for me. When I miss my children, I know my mother missed me in much the same way. As I reflect then upon the events of Jesus’ life, I try to understand how Mary must
have felt so often, and I praise God for her!
HEAVENLY FATHER, THANK YOU FOR SENDING JESUS TO SAVE US. LORD JESUS, THANK YOU FOR WILLINGLY COMING INTO THE WORLD TO SAVE US. HOLY SPIRIT, THANK YOU FOR YOUR RESPONSE OF UNENDING LOVE, THANK YOU TOO FOR GIVING US MARY, WHO IS OUR MOTHER WHEN OUR EARTHLY MOTHERS ARE GONE. AMEN.
– Shared by Sue George