ChristmasJoan Pricoli,smr

 

 

“I am the Light of the World.  Anyone who follows me will not be walking in the dark.  She/He will have the Light of Life.”  John 8:12

 

 

 

It is Christmas.  Light the candles.  They have more right to exist than all the darkness.  It is Christmas, Christmas that lasts forever.

                                                                                                    Karl Rahner, S.J.

 

Only the humble believe him and rejoice that God

is so free and so marvelous that he does wonders

where people despair, that he takes what is little and lowly

and makes it marvelous.  And that is the wonder of all

Wonders, that God loves the lowly…God is not ashamed

of the lowliness of human beings.  God marches

right in.  He chooses people as his instruments and

performs his wonders where one would least expect them. 

God is near to lowliness; he loves the lost,

the neglected, the unseemly, the excluded,

the weak and broken.

                                                         Dietrich Bonhoeffer