Tuesday, December 07, 2010

Christmas is painfully alive this Christmas ...........

"God entered into our world
not with the crushing impact
of unbearable glory,
but in the way of weakness,
vulnerability and need.
On a wintry night in an obscure cave,
the infant Jesus was a humble,
helpless God
who allowed us to get close to him.
We all know how difficult it is to receive anything
from someone who has all the answers,
who is completely cool,
utterly unafraid,
needing nothing and in control
of every situation.
We feel unnecessary,
unrelated to this paragon.
So God comes as a new-born baby,
giving us a chance to love him,
making us feel
that we have something to give him."

Brennan Manning