Quotations:

I am with you always until the end of this world - Jesus (Matthew 28:20).

Preach the Word in season and out of season reproving, rebuking or advising always with patience and providing instructions (2 Timothy 4:2).

Do not fear, Mary, for God has looked kindly on you (Luke 1:30).

Anything worth doing is worth doing poorly. - G. K. Chesterton

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Saturday, December 24, 2016

Reflection for Sunday December 25, Christmas, Solemnity of the Lord’s Birth, Holy Mass during the Day; John 1:1-18

John 1:1-18
In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God. All things came to be through him, and without him nothing came to be. What came to be through him was life, and this life was the light of the human race; the light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it. A man named John was sent from God. He came for testimony, to testify to the light, so that all might believe through him. He was not the light, but came to testify to the light. The true light, which enlightens everyone, was coming into the world. He was in the world, and the world came to be through him, but the world did not know him. He came to what was his own, but his own people did not accept him.

But to those who did accept him he gave power to become children of God, to those who believe in his name, who were born not by natural generation nor by human choice nor by a man’s decision but of God. And the Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us, and we saw his glory, the glory as of the Father’s only Son, full of grace and truth. John testified to him and cried out, saying, “This was he of whom I said, ‘The one who is coming after me ranks ahead of me because he existed before me.’ From his fullness we have all received, grace in place of grace, because while the law was given through Moses, grace and truth came through Jesus Christ. No one has ever seen God. The only Son, God, who is at the Father’s side, has revealed him.
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Reflection:
A pregnant young woman was given a choice by her doctor: Her life or the life of her child. The young woman was not able to immediately answer. The next day she was again asked the same question by her doctor. 

She replied that she would choose her life over her child’s life. The love of God for us is not like the selfish love of the young woman; the love of God is immeasurable. God gave to us His only begotten son so that we may live and have life.

A family to bond together needs immeasurable love and the secret to a long and lasting marriage is immense love between the husband and wife. Without this immeasurable and immense love this family is bound to disintegrate same with the union of husband and wife.

The birth of Jesus the word made flesh which we celebrate today is the result of God’s  immeasurable and immense love for us. What have we done with this gift of love by the birth of Jesus through the Blessed Mother? – Marino J. Dasmarinas 

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