Monday, December 20, 2010


Today's first reading repeats a portion of what we heard in the first reading yesterday, Isaiah's proclamation of the name Emmanuel, God with us, and the miracle that the name recalls. Even 2000 years later we still struggle to truly grasp the meaning of the name.

In these last days before we celebrate that birth of Christ we are given the opportunity to open our eyes to see that presence of God. As Christians we must have the vision to see through the conflicts and wars, to see through the glitz and commerce, and to see the real presence of God with us.