Wednesday, December 11, 2013

December 11 - Advent Devotional 2013

Wednesday, 11 December 2013

Che Jesus,

They told me that you came back to be born every Christmas. Man, you're crazy!

... with this stubborn gesture of coming back every Christmas you are trying to tell us something:

That the revolution that all proclaim begins first of all in each one's heart,

That it doesn't mean only changing structures but changing selfishness for love,

That we have to stop being wolves and return to being brothers and sisters,

That we ... begin to work seriously for individual conversion and social change that will give to all the possibility of having bread, education, freedom, and dignity.

That you have a message that's called the Gospel,

And a Church, and that's us­
A Church that wants to be servant of all,
A Church that knows that because God became human one Christmas there is no other way to love God but to love all people.

If that's the way it is, Jesus, come to my house this Christmas, Come to my country,
Come to the world of men and women. And first of all, come to my heart.

Source: Anonymous, Cordoba, Argentina, at Christmas, 1970
Photo: Che Jesus, Chas Bayfield and Trevor Webb for the Churches Advertising Network

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© 2013, copyright Thomas MacEntee

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