There is so much to say this morning and yet nothing touches the greatness of the mystery, the gift that we are given this day as we commemorate the Incarnation. God comes to us once more as the prophet Isaiah foretold with a message that calls us to hope:
How beautiful upon the mountains are the feet of him who brings glad tidings, announcing peace, bearing good news, announcing salvation…
The letter to the Hebrews speaks clearly about this miracle.
In times past, God spoke in partial and various ways to our ancestors through the prophets; in these last days, he has spoken to us through the Son, whom he made heir of all things and through whom he created the universe, who is the refulgence of his glory, the very imprint of his being, and who sustains all things by his mighty word.
Coming to us in a way that we might understand and celebrate, even as we celebrate the beauty and miracle of every child born, living life with joys and trials that reflect our own, teaching those around him in his person and his words how to yearn for union with God by loving one another – all this Jesus did while he was on earth. Today we remember all of this. May we come to enter more deeply into the meaning of it all that we might carry on the mission that he left us to fulfill in our day, knowing that he is still with us guiding us to truth, leading us on the way, loving us toward our ultimate destiny in God.