Making room

Daily reading: Luke 2:1-20
Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Focus passage: While they were there, the time came for Mary to have her baby.  She gave birth to her firstborn child, a son, wrapped him snugly, and laid him in a manger, because there was no place for them in the guesthouse. Luke 2:6-7
The story begins with Mary and Joseph making room for the Christ child in their lives.  We all do this at some point in our lives, in a somewhat similar fashion.  We make room for people to get close to us.  We make room for children that are born or adopted or cared for in the foster system.  We make room for the people our siblings chose to make a life with.  We make room for in-laws and cousins.  We make room for members of our faithful community.  We make room when we get the whole family together, rearranging furniture, placing down sleeping bags on the floor, and getting creative with places to hang wet towels after showers and baths.
And when we make room, life is still busy and crazy and full of love and possibilities.

Prayer: Incarnate God, may I make room for your presence in my words and actions today.  Amen.

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