Nativity Vigil - 01/01/12

With deep gratitude, our faith community celebrated the birth of our Lord.  This great feast challenges us to ask ourselves: "Where is Bethlehem?"  Is it found only in the ancient city of David?  Is it only in the church or at home with loved ones gathered around the Christmas tree? Yes, Bethlehem is there, but it is also in our hearts.  There the Lord waits for us in the manger of our own human frailty; in the cold, silent places of our inner life where we often forget to seek Him.  He asks us to make room for his coming and to celebrate Him with the angels.  Christ is born!  Glorify Him!