As we prepare to celebrate Christmas, we are asked to choose which gift we really want. Will we welcome God's gift of his Son as the source of life, or will we drift to the tune of whatever music is played in the marketplace, until, rootless, we wither and die in the desert?"The more God wishes to bestow on us, the more does he make us desire" (Saint John of the Cross). The great sin of the crowds whom Christ calls "this generation" is that, while being cynical and critical, they lack any meaningful desire. The Lord God promises, "If you would hearken to my commandments your prosperity would be like a river," for those commandments reawaken in us the desire that draws us to God.
Friday, December 11, 2009
So what tune is playing in your head?
From The Magnificat for Friday December 11: