Christmas Eve Reflection

Grotto illustration for Christmas Eve that reads, "'Behold, the Virgin shall be with child and bear a son, and they shall name him Emmanuel,' which means 'God is with us.' —Matthew 1:23."

On the night Jesus was born, Mary and Joseph were arriving at the end of a long and tiring journey, around 80 miles on foot from Nazareth to Bethlehem.

Imagine their disappointment when they found out that the journey would not end with a comfortable night’s sleep: there was no room for them at the inn. Still, the innkeeper offered the little he could give, which was a place in his stable for them to stay.

Christmas Eve celebrates this sacred night, the end of our Advent journey, and we can use it to prepare our hearts for the arrival of Jesus.

Take a moment to ready your heart for the arrival of Joy on Christmas day.

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