Christmas is nearly here and I went to choir practice this evening to prepare for the celebration. In our church, the decorations are not up as we are still in Advent. There is a nativity scene outside but inside, only un-decorated Christmas trees. Yet, the images of Mary and Joseph that are always on display are the best reminder of what the season is about.
I can only imagine faintly what they must have experienced. To anticipate the new life that was coming and to know what that means to the world must have been incredible. I hope that I can keep the gratitude for the true meaning of Christmas in my heart now and always.
Image of Virgin Mary
St Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church