As we believe so shall we hope. The measure of our faith is the measure of our hope.
Every day we are bombarded with many different understandings of our lives, about what really matters, about the purpose of it all. I find that if I do not nourish and deepen my Christian vision it is bound to become feeble and ineffectual. Then I am easy prey; I can fall into the grip of anxiety and discouragement.
So, a this time, I need the truth of what we celebrate at Christmas to refresh my soul.
In the story of God’s love affair with humanity I discover who I am.
In the presence of Jesus my Brother I glimpse the meaning of my joys and sorrows, my victories and defeats.
In the light of Bethlehem I know I am invited to the unimaginable happiness of sharing God’s life.
And the most hope-filled truth for me is that whatever happens in my life can be transformed by divine goodness into a step towards that fullness of joy.