By Laura Worhacz
"The mystery of Bethlehem is full of love and sweetness... Let us unite with Mary in her expectation, during the hours that preceded the blessed moment of her Son's birth. Like her, let us redouble our love and fervor and unite ourselves with her recollection. And let her habit of life teach us this lesson: to serve our Lord as He wishes us to serve Him, and not to seek to please ourselves in His service." St. Peter Julian Eymard, Vol. 7
Dearest Eucharistic Family,
The mystery of Bethlehem is full of love and sweetness. The mystery of the spirit of Christmas is a reflection of Bethlehem's love. We prepare in joyful hope, we wait in joyful hope, we receive in joyful hope. Each time we receive Holy Communion we receive the Christ child who hopes in us. Jesus hopes in us to receive Him so as to "redouble our love and fervor." The return of Christmas; we return our lives, our love, our wills over to Jesus Christ in exchange for the gift of His love. We become a Gift of Self to God by serving Our Lord Jesus Christ through each person He has entrusted to us. We unite with Mary in her expectations and her habit of LIFE!
May the Holy Spirit of God's Love fill your hearts this Christmas. Many Blessings and Graces in the New Year.
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We are Ivonne J. Hernandez, Rick Hernandez and Laura Worhacz, Lay Associates of the Congregation of the Blessed Sacrament, and brothers and sisters in Christ.