God has been with me through every love enkindled in my heart for another. He is the Beginning and the End, the Alpha and Omega. It pains me to remember my faults and choices away from such a deep, abiding, and consoling love. It is a frustration that can only be overcome by grace not of the self. Love must be shown; it must be incubated. It must be taught from youth, from birth. Love must be on the lips, selfless in its gift, at its own transmission. And when that offer of generosity is left on the doorstep and no one answers, remember it is not a gift wasted. For so it is, even those who roam the streets must eat. They must have their fill at Love's Banquet.
greater image do we have of Heaven and the Church than the image of a
wedding feast? There is none. Our minds are longing after a consummation
that will last, that will be pervasive and fulfilling. What other
consummation can there be besides the longing after the end to which one
is made? This is the execution of virtue and, its waiting, the building
What man will say one day this power is enough,
this control of a moment? Will he reject another given? No! He will add
power upon power, moment upon moment until he has day upon day and week
upon week. He will always welcome, all other powers and gifts being
equal, one day more.
So it is, the gift of Eternity. It is the
Evergreen gift, the constant Advent for the next day, satiability
without end and engagement without boredom.
As children we may
have experienced terrible boredom to great lengths. More often than not,
it is a lack of learning of the senses and of experience in creation.
Creation itself is without tedium. There is always another gift to
The Creator, the Father Himself, is the example par
excellence of this... He has made us in His own image: in the image of
the Trinitarian love exhibited between Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. He
did not shrink from view but rather chose a people for His Himself and
willed all may choose to be with Him, thus giving us His very son. This
Incarnation is the nexus between every human heart's desire for the
Divine to be enfleshed within. Love beckons to build a home sturdy
enough to weather the storm and shelter this Incarnation of Love, the
very start of an enkindled love that was made manifest over 2,000 years
ago in the little town of Bethlehem. Let us never forget to welcome Him
May God bless you this Christmas season and
continue to bless you with grace unbounded in the New Year to come.
Merry Christmas, y'all!