Moving Beyond Bethlehem

By Sister Catherine Cleary, OSB

We cannot remain at the adorable, even poetic scene of the Bethlehem crib too long.

Our Christmas prayers and spirituality must move beyond to an awareness that the infant grew and became our Savior.

Jesus’ vocation as universal savior and first born of any brothers and sisters implies a relationship of personal availability and openness to every human being.

Jesus, the adult, served, taught, suffered and died for all of us.

As we move beyond that gentle scene in Bethlehem, we must ask ourselves: Can we do any less?

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