Christmas 2 - Year A
Always with the particularlizing.
Christmas turns out to not be a joy to the world, a sign of peace to all people. One way and another, laying a baby in an open manger transfers the significance from angelic song to joy and peace for all to only being available through one personification of an expansive and expanding G*D.
What new lens is needed to see everyone as adopted? Are we all in this together, or not? What value is there in continuing to make “wisdom and insight” smaller in scope rather than larger?
Read your Rahner again to see that everyone is marked with the seal of the promised Holy Spirit.
Was your Christmas for you and yours? Was there an element of it being for everyone? If the last 2,000 years are any indication, an end to us will not happen before another celebration of Christmas. This gives a year in which to better celebrate a wider joy and a deeper peace. Blessings on your journey from an echo of a previous Christmas to the implementing of a next Christmas of “every blessing”.