A Moment before the Feast of the Holy Family
Sunday is the Feast of the Holy Family.
Sometimes called “There’s church on Sunday? But we were just there for Christmas.”
Christmas shows us how much God loves us. With the Incarnation, God is holding nothing back. Literally.
If becoming one of us is what it takes to help us, God is more than willing to do that.
The Feast of the Holy Family is all about the Incarnation. But it’s not just a re-hash of Christmas.
“Emmanuel” (one of the names for Jesus) means “God with us.” Not just in the sense of God being for us. God being on our side. Although that’s true too.
Emmanuel is a verb. It tells us exactly what God is doing. Not at a distance. But in the most intimate of settings.
It’s God dealing with everything that each one of us deals with. All the good. All the bad. And from the very beginning.
Literally, God with us.
All for the chance of getting through to us.
It’s that kind of love.