Christmas Eve

I wrote enough daily reflections to last an entire week after the Fourth Sunday of Advent. Since Christmas Eve falls on a Monday this year, I will publish the remaining reflections through the rest of the week. This week’s reflections explore the theme: “The Temple reminds Community of Christ that God is with us, working through us to transform the world.”

Malachi 3:1
(fresh translation)

The Lord, for whom you have been waiting,
is coming to his temple.
He will arrive without warning.

He is coming to renew the covenant.
How eagerly you watch for him!

Look! There he is!

Reflection:

Lord—
You have come to your temple.

The infant body cradled in Mary’s arms is your temple,
because you are in it.
The stable that shelters you has become your temple,
because you are in it.
The whole world has become your temple,
because you are in it.

My body is your temple,
because you are in me.
My congregation is your temple,
because you are in us.
Community of Christ is your temple,
because you are in us.

Shine in us. Speak through us. Work through us.

You are with us. To God be glory! On earth be peace!

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