Fourth Sunday of Advent
The Light is increasing
In the beginning was the Word (the Christ). Then the Word (Christ) became manifest in the outer world. Let there be LIGHT!
Theologians call this creation. Scientists call this a Big Bang. Then the Word (the Christ) became personified as a human being.
According to many, the process is continuing. Some call this Christification. Others call this evolution. The Light is ever emerging. Therein lies our hope.
But we have a choice – like Mary. We can be open to allow the Christ to be birthed and grow within us and emerge from us. Or not.
And if we do allow our “yes” to God with us; if we do choose to still the whirling and spinning of our hearts and minds; if we do choose, allow, create the inner space; then the Light increases. Christ increases. Christ will shine forth from us.
We will be aware of the Christ around us. We will participate in the emergence of Christ’s Kin-dom among us. And we, too, shall leap with JOY!
Reflection by Maureen Glavin, RSCJ
Image: Jump for Joy – Mary and Elizabeth by Corby Eisbacher