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May Christ Be Born in You!

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Sue Monk Kidd, in one of her books, recalls her youth and how she would prepare for Christmas. In early December, she would sit by the wooden nativity set clustered under her family’s Christmas tree and think over the last year of her life. She would think deeply about Christmas and the coming of Jesus.

She remembers, one time, visiting a monastery. It was a couple of weeks before Christmas. As she passed a monk walking outside, she greeted him with, “Merry Christmas.” The monk’s response caught her off guard a bit. “May Christ be born in you,” he replied.

His words seemed strange and peculiar at the time. What did he mean, “May Christ be born in you?” At the time she was unsure of what he meant, but now, all these years later, sitting beside the Christmas tree, she felt the impact of his words. 

She discovered that Advent is a time of spiritual preparation. It is also a time of transformation. It is “discovering our soul and letting Christ be born from the waiting heart.”

Thanks to Sue Monk Kidd and King Duncan for sharing.  Thanks to Rod Long for the photo. 

Might YOU ever consider thinking or even saying to another person, “May Christ be born in you!” If not, why not?

WHAT DO I PROFIT IF JESUS IS BORN IN THOUSANDS OF PLACES ALL OVER THE WORLD, BUT JESUS IS NOT BORN IN MY OWN HEART?

Christmas is the time of year many people have a change of heart for the better. Please help someone along with my Daily Treats: Treatsforthesoul.org.

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