THE ONLY PLACE WHERE WE HAVE NO FEAR
The angel Gabriel got back to heaven and rushed up to God and said, “I’ve got good news, and I’ve got bad news.” And God said, “Well, give me the good news first.”
“The good news is,” said the angel,“mission accomplished. I’ve visited those people you told me to visit. I told them what you told me to tell them. And it’s all accomplished.”
God said,“So what’s the bad news?” “The bad news,” the angel said, “is that those people down there on earth are terrified of you. Every time I visited someone I had to start it off with ‘fear not,’ because they got so frightened that you were coming too close to them.”
God said to the angel, “That’s the reason I have to carry out the plan I’ve made. You see, I need to go to earth because my people are so frightened. They are so full of fear, and not just of me. They are afraid of everything — pandemics, vaccines, politicians, the weather….You name it and they are so afraid. I’ve got to bring a message that they no longer need to be afraid.”
The angel said, “And how are you going to do that, since they’re so fearful?”
God said, “There’s one place on earth that people are not afraid: that one remaining place is a little baby. My people on earth are not afraid of a baby. When a baby is born they rejoice and give thanks without fear because that’s the only place left in their lives where they’re not afraid. So I will go to earth. I will become a little Baby, and they will receive me with no fear at all.
God acted in the only way God could act without overwhelming us and taking away our freedom. God became a tiny Baby. BABY JESUS TOOK HIS PLACE IN A MANGER SO THAT YOU AND I MIGHT ONE DAY HAVE A HOME IN HEAVEN!
How is the Birth of Our Savior calming YOUR fears about the troubles in our world and the problems in YOUR life this Christmas?
EVERYDAY GOD THINKS OF YOU! EVERY HOUR GOD LOOKS AFTER YOU! EVERY MINUTE GOD CARES FOR YOU, BECAUSE EVERY SECOND GOD LOVES YOU!
Have a Blessed Christmas! Fr. Med Laz