Illuminating the 12 Days of Christmas- The 10th Day of Christmas

If you are just jumping in, we have been celebrating the feast days of the 12 Days of Christmas, the days between Christmas and Epiphany.  Each day we consider a reflection from a book of Christmas meditations, "When the Time Was Fulfilled."  Check out the whole series here.

The Tenth Day of Christmas- January 4

Reflection from "When the Time Was Fulfilled"

How many of us, in our good-hearted way, have ridden past the stable on the high horse of our opinions and convictions, leaving the Child behind, not realizing he was there? How many of us have stood up for what we believed, even in defiance, but were not awake to the fact that we were riding past a miracle- the miracle of life and love?

Before the Absolute we should become witnesses, giving testimony to what is true. But this can only happen if we are touched in our inmost being, trembling before him in our deepest heart. At the manger we fall silent, worshipping, and wondering."

Alfred Delp