Day 6, Wednesday, Dec. 21, 2005
COME, LET US WORSHIP THE LORD, FOR HE IS ALREADY CLOSE AT HAND.
Gospel: Lk. 1:39-45
"Blessed is she who believed that the Lord's words to her would be fulfilled."
Reflection: The coming of the Lord is not something sentimental, it is real; a true experience of freedom and triumph. This is because of the power of the Lord in our lives. From the first reading in the book of Zephaniah (3:14-18), it says, "Zion, have no fear, do not let your hands fall limp. The Lord God is in your midst, a victorious warrior. He will exult with joy over you, he will renew you by his Love; he will dance with shouts of joy for you as on a day of festival." And in the gospel, Mary fulfilled the power of God's word by bringing Jesus to us.
Have we experienced this freedom and victory in our lives? How? And have we helped others gain true freedom as well - from the pangs of poverty, corruption, slavery, and sin? Then, Christmas indeed is upon us!