It is early in the morning on the day before Christmas. The kids are still sleeping, but soon, the place will be alive with activity. And the house will be full.
Not unlike the house, the manger is full before the coming of The Christ Child. It is full of our hopes; it is full of our despair. It is full of our dreams; it is full of our disappointments. It is full of our past; it is full of our future. It is full of our best; it is full of our worst.
Soon it will be full of our deliverance, the greatest gift we can receive. Soon it will be full of the Light of The World.
In the flurry of the holiday, remember the Holy Day. Say a prayer. Forgive someone. Forgive yourself. Go to church, be the Church. Spread Christ’s love. Carry the Light of the World wherever you go. Be that Light.