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Tuesday, December 21, 2010
So close Now!!
‘The Lord himself will give you this sign: the virgin shall conceive, and bear a son, and shall name him Emmanuel’ (Is 7:14)
and ‘Joseph, son of David, do not be afraid to take Mary as your wife’ (Mt 1:20).
Today I was impressed especially with the role of both Mary and Joseph and their responses to the Lord.
Both Mary and Joseph took God at his word, they believed that God could be trusted. There was no need to question what God had said to them.
It seems so easy to look back on history and see that God was there for Mary and Joseph in the promise that all would be right.
In many ways I would love to have that 'in hindsight' point of view that the trials we undergo now will turn out to be fine.
It seems so much easier to do this than to live a life simply filled with 'faith and trust'. And although I know this to be true in theory I find often in practice it is very hard to do, especially with a prayer that you have waited on for quite a while.
So I continue to look to those wonderful examples given to us in Joseph and Mary as well as the numerous other examples in saints and those around me for the courage and inspiration to continue in my commitment to live a life of 'faith and trust.'
I took down the puddings last week that we had made on Stir Up Sunday, well actually a little later than that.
Feast of Epiphany.
So little time to enjoy this special event.
I just love the Christmas lights. Thanks to Autumn, we have outside lights on the veranda's and railings, hopefully when Kynan returns home AND when the roof is dry our Roof Boys can climb up and do the high level ones before Christmas.
Well we do not eat any (officially, except those taste testers of course) until our Midnight Feast after Midnight Mass.
This way it keeps them fresh as well out of temptations way.
Have a great day everyone as the special day comes a little closer each day.
Blessings to you and your homes,