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“Behold, the virgin shall conceive and bear a son, and they shall name him Emmanuel, which means ‘God is with us’.”
Christmas commemorates the birth of Jesus and the mystery of Emmanuel. But it isn’t simply a day on the calendar. God IS with us, today and every day. We can be like Joseph and listen to God’s voice. We can be like Mary and say yes to God’s plan. We can spread the good news, sharing with the world that God is always with us, not just on Christmas day.
The story that began with Mary and Joseph continues with us as we open ourselves to God. This is not a story for one day; this is the on-going presence of Jesus in the world. Through grace and faith, we make room in our hearts, and each of us becomes the dwelling place for Emmanuel. Each of us is God’s home. God IS with us!