21st Century Magi still find the Christ-babe
I was delighted to come across one of these Christmas stories in a recent blog post titled "My hearts calendar". The writer, Cathy Barney, tells of the heart-warming inspiration she finds in a seemingly simple and mundane activity - calling parents to remind them of their child's upcoming art class. In this bustling world of days crammed full of tasks and endless to-do lists, who among us is spiritually alert enough to find a blessing in such a chore? For most of us, there is no room at our "inns" to find mental or emotional space to savor such an activity or discern the angel song of hearts touching and coming together. Cathy, a true 21st-century Magi, followed the leadings of her heart and found the Christ-babe in this manger of human contact.
May we learn from Cathy's example and begin to discern amid the swirl and rush of our own overloaded holiday experiences these openly hidden opportunities to draw near and behold "him".