How often do we welcome people into our own lives who have been exiled from their homes, from their families, and from their own communities of origin? How often do we prepare a place of welcome—places where everyone is honored and authenticity is celebrated?
Christmas came without labels. It came without preconditions. We fulfill that scripture when we accept our queer identities as a perfect reflection of our Creator’s refulgence. Our divine capacity to love authentically, unselfishly, and unconditionally affirms that “the Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us.”
Joseph’s actions, both before and after he learns about the means of how Jesus is to be born. According to the law of the times, he should have divorced her. Rather than make a spectacle though, he was planning on doing so quietly to not shame Mary. Joseph’s decision here is a sign of his love for Mary.
Remember, in this Gospel, that even if you are the least of these, you have a great place in Paradise, for the least of the least are the greatest of the great in the eyes of God.
The trick to breaking stones is not to obsess about the trees or the fruit, but to lean in to being the person that God created you to be. We can't hope to breathe life into the lifeless by trying to control God's work. We have to trust in the way God created us
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Today’s Gospel instills a bit of fear in as we hear about a story of people going about their daily lives: Two men will be out in the field; one will be taken and one will be left.