|The Holy Family, Bartolome Esteban Murillo|
Our lives, too, reflect this truth. Struggling through another round of repetitive never-to-be-entirely-finished daily chores, we find within ourselves the same extraordinary mystery that dwelt in the house in Nazareth: Christ in us.
Now I rejoice in my sufferings for your sake, and in my flesh I complete what is lacking in Christ's afflictions for the sake of his body, that is, the church, of which I became a minister according to the divine office which was given to me for you, to make the word of God fully known, the mystery hidden for ages and generations but now made manifest to his saints. To them God chose to make known how great among the Gentiles are the riches of the glory of this mystery, which is Christ in you, the hope of glory.~Colossians 1: 24-27, RSV
During this feast of the Holy Family, may we all seek and find within our own homes the Presence of the extraordinary in the midst of our daily ordinary duties.
O Come, O Come, Emmanuel ~ God-With-Us.