Common Ground

We are all looking for something, and everyone one of us shares the same call to holiness. So where do we find the common thread in our own pursuits? First let’s establish one of the most basic things we already have in common, our humanity. We also share an eternal soul that out lasts even our human condition. Those two traits intersect at our greatest common ground, Christ. You see Jesus Christ stepped off his throne and became a man like us. We call it Christmas.

Think about that first Christmas. Those who were there did not stop to question what was politically correct. No they didn’t. Instead angels, kings, and shepherds gathered to pay homage to the savior of the universe. To glimpse our bridge to eternity born in a lowly stable. What if we all acknowledged Christ in each other? What if we found our common ground between all of us? What would the world be like?

We are given a tremendous opportunity in the Eucharist. To see and adore the physical presence of our God become man. He becomes one of us again, and again, and again. When the priest says those sacred words we become witnesses to the incarnation just as the angels, and those kings, and the shepherds were on that first Christmas. Go to mass. Join in communion with Christ. O come, let us adore Christ, our savior, present in the most Blessed Sacrament. I promise in this common ground you’ll find what you’re looking for. Merry Christmas.

Peace, Love, and Happiness…

–Joe
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2 comments

  1. Lisa Reinkemeyer · December 24, 2015

    Merry Christmas Joe, and thanks for opening your heart to both the true humanity and divinity that we are all called to embrace … hopefully I can do that better this year than last (the same Advent Resolution every Christian makes.) Peace on earth to men of good will.

  2. Becky Holloway · December 25, 2015

    Beautifully written, Joe! Imagine had those first witnesses worried about being “p.c.!”

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