Advent Reflection – Day 10

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This was my inbox this morning…

“It might be easy to run away to a monastery, away from the commercialization, the hectic hustle, the demanding family responsibilities of Christmas-time. Then we would have a holy Christmas. But we would forget the lesson of the Incarnation, of the enfleshing of God—the lesson that we who are followers of Jesus do not run from the secular; rather we try to transform it. It is our mission to make holy the secular aspects of Christmas just as the early Christians baptized the Christmas tree. And we do this by being holy people—kind, patient, generous, loving, laughing people—no matter how maddening is the Christmas rush….”

– Fr. Andrew Greeley

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One thought on “Advent Reflection – Day 10

  1. Exactly. But it’s the ‘how’ that is SO difficult once I leave my house! I try to have a personal moment with salespeople, the guy selling “Real Change”, a dog walker. Perhaps one of them will have a story to tell about what’s happening to them at this season, or how they feel. It all falls into place when I go to church, but outside !!!!!

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