The Christmas Feast
Thirst for the Lord…
On this Christmas Eve, may all who seek something more in this life come to the waters of the Lord:
On the last and greatest day of the feast, Jesus stood up and exclaimed, “Let anyone who thirsts come to me and drink.” –Luke 7:37, NAB
This Bible verse is actually speaking about Jesus being at the Feast of Tabernacles in Galilee, but it seemed like an appropriate verse for today as we are one day away from Christmas.
There are many in this world who are desperately searching for something more. Their lives lack meaning. They are broken and hurting. With the weight of the world on their shoulders, they feel trapped underneath its pressure.
As we celebrate Christmas, Christianity takes center stage across the world. This is an opportune time for us to share the beauty of our faith with those who have not accepted Christ into their hearts. We can lead those who are thirsty to the waters of Christ.
You will probably attend Christmas festivities that will have little mention of Christ Himself. While this is truly a shame, we are given the chance to share the rich beauty of this Catholic tradition with our family, friends, and loved ones who thirst for something more out of life. Today is one of the few days that it is “socially acceptable” to openly speak about our faith.
People are searching for light in this dark world – they are searching for miracles. This year, be the Christmas miracle. Lead them to the Light that overcomes all darkness and the Waters that will quench all thirsts. Instead of showering each other with gifts, let’s shower the world with the love of Christ.