A Christmas Reflection

"And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us."

“And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us.”

I just wanted to take this moment to wish everyone a wonderful Holiday Season, and to my fellow Christians, Merry Christmas!

For me, the Christmas season has always been about remembering the things that really matter in life: catching up with family, renewing friendships, and even taking a breather from all the things that stress me out to simply be grateful for the incredible blessings I’ve been given.

I will be returning to my regular blogging schedule soon. For now, my Wednesday posts for December 25 and January 1 will be moved back to Thursday, December 26 and January 2 because of the holidays.

WHAT CHRISTMAS MEANS TO ME AS A CATHOLIC

Perhaps more than anything else, Christmas (for me as an adult) has always meant rediscovering the completely unmerited but boundless gift that is God’s peace. I tend to lose that throughout the year, with life intervening, and especially did this last year: a new job and a continued job hunt, relocating to a new city, writing, blogging, trying to find the courage to get out there a little bit more and have life to the full as Jesus claimed He wants for us. (In fact, he claimed that’s why He came.)

Christmas is a beautiful reminder of God’s tremendous love for me, and for all of us. It gives me a chance to focus upon the fact that he not only became human in order to save us–I honestly don’t think I can intellectually comprehend how incredibly shocking it is that He would humble Himself to become fully one of His own creatures–but He became a human infant like any other.

Really think about that for a moment. G.K. Chesterton’s “The Everlasting Man” drove this home for me…. God through whom the stars were made, God through whom sunsets over boundless seas came to exist, became a baby. He was defenseless, helpless, and powerless like all infants.

An infant who couldn’t hold up His head. Who couldn’t focus His eyes for the first weeks of life. God Almighty, God Omnipotent, God All-Knowing became a baby who couldn’t hold up His own head: all because he is God All-Loving, and He loved US that much.

So, Merry Christmas to you! I wish you God’s peace today and always.

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28 responses to “A Christmas Reflection

  1. Victoria — May this holiday season smile gently upon you and yours, and may the New Year bring you light and joy.

  2. Thank you and Merry Christmas to you.

  3. Merry Christmas Victoria, and wishing you a prosperous new year,too!

  4. That was a lovely post, Victoria. Merry Christmas to you and may 2014 be your most prosperous year ever 🙂

  5. What a beautiful image. Thank you for this moving article, Victoria.
    Blessings

  6. Victoria Grefer, I admire your work, and after having read “The Crimson League”, have ordered the two which follow. I ‘write’ after a fashion, poetry and small essays, but do not consider myself as a writer in the world’s eye.
    I wish you a Christmas filled with peace and love. I feel confident that you will develop and prosper as a ‘real’ writer. All smiles to you!

  7. I’m proud of you for bravely stating your beliefs at a time when others may try to claim they take offense. I think you might enjoy this video. It’s actually wonderful storytelling in less than four minutes: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kd6d9Qq9Wmk#t=18

  8. Miss Alexandrina

    Wonderful! A Merry Christmas to you 😀

  9. Miss Alexandrina

    Reblogged this on Miss Alexandrina and commented:
    Writer Victoria Grefer speaks about what Christmas means to her as a Catholic. Merry Christmas 🙂

  10. That is wonderful and so true. Like you say it’s hard to comprehend that Christ became a helpless baby to ultimately save us. It’s staggering and that he did it for all of us. Happy Christmas to you. 🙂

  11. What amazing love He has for us. Unfathomable.

    Merry Christ-mas, dear sister!

    \o/

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