Tuesday, January 1, 2019

Shining Faces

Today is the Octave Day of Christmas Solemnity of the Blessed Virgin Mary, the Mother of God, and we read: “The LORD said to Moses: "Speak to Aaron and his sons and tell them:  This is how you shall bless the Israelites. Say to them: The LORD bless you and keep you! The LORD let his face shine upon you, and be gracious to you! The LORD look upon you kindly and give you peace! So shall they invoke my name upon the Israelites, and I will bless them."

It’s the first day of the new year.  We all wish for that shining, graciousness, kindness, and peace.  This is the sort of blessing we wish to receive.  Perhaps it’s best we first offer the same blessing to those around us.  It is better to give than to receive. 

We start 2019 with a reminder that Mary said “yes” to God.   We must do the same.  Let's keep giving so our faces shine upon those in need of love and kindness.

Deacon David Pierce

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