Christmastide, December and January 2017–18

Reflecting on our Christmas Journey
with Mary, Joseph, Jesus and the Magi

As I prepare to welcome Jesus once again this Christmas, I reflect for a few moments on my own journey as I wait for the coming of my Lord.  It may be that life has been so frantic recently that my progress on the way has been halted by matters too urgent to leave. Or perhaps my road has felt calm and steady … or in contrast, lonely, slow and arduous. However I have travelled, I try to put aside the hustle and bustle of the world around just for now, and ‘come home’ to myself … and to God.

As I reflect on  the journeys of Mary and Joseph, I follow them to Bethlehem … and then back to Nazareth with their precious new baby, the One whom other travellers came to worship.

I spend time with them whenever I can, both in the words of Scripture, and if I so choose, through the evocative lens of three Christian poets.

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CHRISTMASTIDE PREGO (single pages to view online)

St Beuno’s Outreach wishes you and all your family peace and joy this Christmas, and many blessings in the New Year.

The next Prego will be for the Baptism of the Lord (7 January 2018)

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Christmastide 2016

LET US GO TO BETHLEHEM AND SEE!

For many, the days around Christmas are often frenetic, rushing to buy a last-minute present or enough food for everyone.  Despite good resolutions to be more organised and to leave time aside for moments of quiet with the Lord, it may be that yet again things are not working out as I hoped.

Whether this applies to me or not, maybe this year I will try to take another path and, with the shepherds, go to Bethlehem with eagerness to see what the angels have promised.  I shall follow the star as it rises and trust that the light will take me out of darkness.

With Mary, I will treasure the coming of the Prince of Peace and ponder all these things in my heart as I go about my daily activities.

Eventually after the Christmas period I may find that, like the wise men, I return to my own daily tasks following a different way.

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