Unprepared

I am not prepared for Christmas. Waking up for our vigil mass didn’t help, neither did reflecting on Isaiah, nor talking to my students… I didn’t even have time for translating my blog. My heart is still somewhere on the run, and not at the Christmas table. My room is a mess and I don’t know if I will have time to clean up

Today, however, I discovered that in this sense I can be close to Mary. She was also not prepared. She didn’t have her baby clothes neatly stacked, cradle set up and toys hung over it. She was on the road, Jesus’ birth came as a surprise. And that was the way planned by God. He comes when you do not expect Him. Maybe we should just let Him do that.

Holidays will not be rescheduled. They will come and gone as usual. And Jesus will not come when we plan it, nor when we feel prepared. He will come at the best time. So what can we do? Open our heart. So little and so much.

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2 Responses to Unprepared

  1. Carol Spodobalski says:

    What a lovely and thoughtful reflection.

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