Prayer of the Day

Feast of St. Francis Xavier

December 3rd, 2013
"“Happy the eyes that see what you see.”" Luke 10 : 21

Christ came from heaven to earth to be with us!  He literally went from eternity to time to be with us.  The Lord arrived to us as a child; but not only a child, a very poor child, a child born in a stable.    Maybe He wanted to teach us, the “talented” and “gifted” of this world, it will never be what you have that makes you who you are, but how you love that makes you who you are:  a gift.

Human dignity does not ascend to us from anything that is inferior to us – Rather, human dignity descends to us from what is above us: God. God restored man’s dignity when He sent His only Son to us.  Yes, with a child asleep in a manger, in a town called Bethlehem, and during a cold silent night, the child Jesus, without uttering a single word, delivered a simple message to all of us from His Father.  He said with his presence:  “You are worth it.”   Advent is that time of year to remember this.

Prayer Lord open our eyes to see the dignity and giftedness of each one. Amen