Learn more about St. John the Apostle: http://www.catholic.org/saints/saint.php?saint_id=228
Link to today’s readings: http://usccb.org/bible/readings/122714.cfm
Beloved: What was from the beginning, what we have heard, what we have seen with our eyes, what we looked upon and touched with our hands concerns the Word of life — for the life was made visible; we have seen it and testify to it and proclaim to you the eternal life that was with the Father and was made visible to us— what we have seen and heard we proclaim now to you, so that you too may have fellowship with us; for our fellowship is with the Father and with his Son, Jesus Christ. We are writing this so that our joy may be complete.
That is why Jesus was born as a baby, so He could be one of us and with us. Is your joy complete? Have you embraced the child? Come to His home and accept the gift He has brought you – the gift of love, joy and happiness. There is nothing that can surpass what He will do with your life if you just invite Him in. Do not wait, ask Him now.
Prayer: Heavenly Father, thank you for the gift of your Son. You brought light and life into the world and into my life. I am ever thankful and joyful that I was open to your gift! In Jesus’ holy name, Amen.
Rejoice in the Lord, you just!