Daily Reflection with Fr. Tomas Del Valle-Reyes

Dear Friends: Praying is not easy. Our daily routine calls for our full attention. And the world around us puts little value on prayer; our lives are full of material things but at the same time are getting emptier in God’s value.

For this reason, I will post a daily reflection and as you visit this site may the Holy Spirit within you come to your aid and guide you gently to the God who loves you

Monday, December 25, 2017

Prayers on Christmas

The greatest joy of discovering that glorious bright star when hope and expectation were almost gone; we cannot imagine what words were spoken by visitors or if first impressions left them somewhat confused. 
Messiah, Savior, a King born in the barest of palaces. 
Yet they saw and fell down on their knees in adoration. 
Lord, they saw you and knew whom they had met.
As we meet around crib candle or advent wreath draw us into that stable in our imagination. 
In the quiet moments of prayer this Christmas, that brief oasis from the bustle of the world bring alive to us the smell of the hay the sound of the animals the cry of a baby. 
Draw us close to our Savior Messiah and King as we bring not Gold, Myrrh or incense but the gift of our lives the only offering we can bring.
There were thousands of babies born that day all helpless dependent needful of love warmth and sustenance some no doubt did not survive to see another dawn their tiny light extinguished through lack of appropriate care some would grow up to be kings queens leaders of men, others slaves, prostitutes, beggars, murderers, and thieves most however would live ordinary lives among ordinary people and live and die whilst the world scarce noticed their existence.
But not you Who rose from the ordinary to the extraordinary from stable to cross and beyond whilst the world tried its best to ignore you and failed.
Travel with Father Tomas Del Valle to China and Holy Land.
Descubriendo el Siglo 21
Discovering 21century
Fr Tomás Del Valle-Reyes
P. O. BOX 1170
New York, NY 10018
(212) 244 4778

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