Today is the day, established by men, to give one another gifts. They say it is to honor the Holy One of God.
39 Jesus said, “For judgment I have come into this world, so that the blind will see and those who see will become blind.”
40 Some Pharisees who were with him heard him say this and asked, “What? Are we blind too?”
41 Jesus said, “If you were blind, you would not be guilty of sin; but now that you claim you can see, your guilt remains.”
How does the “giving” of man, to one another, compare? The Holy One of God offers the gift of Life. Will you stash it under green boughs? Will you wrap it in flammable paper? Will you place the names of the dead within the labels?
What man gives rots, even as he prepares it to be received with joy. But what God, in Christ Jesus, gives is a growing body of life; pure Light of Holy Life.
Will you pray with humility of soul, at the opening of each gift today? Will you strive to give proper place to the Holy Gift of God? Eye entrancing beauty adorns the gifts of men. But the precious Holy Blood of the Son of God adorns the eternal offer.
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