Seventh Day of the Christmas Octave

FRIENDS and SERVANTS of the WORD Tuesday December 31, 2019 Seventh Day of the CHRISTMAS OCTAVE WORD of the DAY In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God. All things came to be through him, and without him nothing came to be. (John 1: 1-3) How shall I live this Word? “In the beginning” …, but aren’t we at the end of the year? Of course, but the Word speaks to us of ‘a beginning’ not tied to the passage of time, but ‘a beginning’ that leads us to reflect on the meaning given to the time we live. It is ‘the beginning’ placed at the origin of our existence, of the cosmos, the ‘beginning’ that was with God and was God, “All things came to be through Him.” The greatness of this affirmation leads us to feel within the story of love that binds the Word to the Father in the Spirit. We are not only in this story, but also are actors in this story, we are loved and continue to be loved in the relationship between the Word and the...