Post-Christmas Pondering

December 30th, 2012 Posted in writing

The marks of Christmas are fading. Carols at the mall give way to more popular music, and Sale signs in display windows signal that the celebration of Christmas is clearly past.

But now perhaps we can enjoy a time of pondering the meaning of what we have just celebrated. Just as Mary “pondered in her heart” all that had happened in Bethlehem, we might take some time in the next couple of weeks to think about what the coming of Christ means for us today.

For the deep, enduring meaning of Christmas need not fade. We can let the truth sink in that not only was Christ born for us once long ago, he is with us still and promises to be with us – as individuals and as the whole human family – until the end of time. In the meantime, Christ continues to call us to life and fill us with faith, hope, and love.

These are truths that we shouldn’t let fade away, now or at any other time of the year. Christmas may be gone, but the incarnate Son of God is not.

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