Reflections of Faith
Read and be inspired by a reflection based on today's Gospel made by members of the Verbum Dei Family in Manila.
December 22, 2019 Sunday
Gospel: Matthew 1:18-24
“God is with us”
What makes Christmas special? Beyond the festivities and the gifts, let us focus on the simplicity and humility during the first Christmas, when the Baby Jesus was born in a lowly manger. In our gospel today, we see that through the obedience of simple and ordinary individuals- Mary and Joseph- that the salvation of humankind came about; that God himself proved that He is with us.
As we draw nearer and nearer the celebration of Christ’s birth, may we ask the Lord for the grace to also have such simple obedient faith. May Christ Himself be born in our humble hearts, so that we may be a living proof that indeed, God is with us always.