Daily One – They Did Not Know Him

Today’s Readings – December 31, 2012

This part in today’s Gospel is so sad:

“He was in the world, and the world came to be through him, but the world did not know him.  He came to what was his own, but his own people did not accept him.”

Isn’t this like my own soul and all the changes the Holy Spirit has done to me, but my family and friends cannot see?  But it’s prideful to equate the small changes to my soul to the greatness of God becoming one of us.

Dear Lord, I still don’t get how awesome that you became a newborn child.  I understand intellectually, but I don’t feel it in my gut – the way I feel and believe in my gut that you are my Savior.  You came to us, my dear Jesus, and you are with us now.  Dear Jesus… help me hold on to the grace the Holy Spirit has given me.

Dear Holy Spirit, help me be the husband and father that God means for me to be.  Help me lead my family closer to you.  We are destined to be in Heaven with you.

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