We're still in Christmastide and the Babe still opens His arms to us from the manger. In childlike confidence we can approach Him in the presence of Joseph and Mary and respond to His ineffable love for us by opening our arms to Him.
No matter how difficult our problems are, we are part of this Holy Family whose door is always open to us. With them there is always plenty of love, encouragement, and acceptance. No obstacle is too great when we place ourselves in their midst. No matter who rejects us, they are always there waiting for us to come in.
Michael asked in a previous post if we are closer to God now than we were at the beginning of 2011. What a great question it is and how fitting to contemplate the answer kneeling before the manger in the presence of the Holy Family. 2012 can be a great year spiritually for all of us if we consider deeply this passage from today's meditation in Divine Intimacy:
The grace which Adam had received directly from God, we now receive only through Jesus, our Mediator; our whole supernatural life always comes through Him. If we wish to be united to God, we have no other means than to attach ourselves to Jesus, to pass through Him, our Mediator, our Bridge, our Way. Jesus has said, "I am the way" (Jn.14:6); "I am the door. By Me, if any man enter in, he shall be saved" (ibid. 10:9). Behold the only condition, the only way of salvation, of sanctity.Let us always walk through the door who is Christ and live forever with the Holy Family.