Merry Christmas Eve to all :) Who's excited for tomorrow?! Well, technically today, since it's almost 1 a.m. I know I am, me and my family each got to open one gift this evening. I opened Viva La Juicy perfume <3 Oh it's love. Juicy makes the BEST fragrances.
So I know everyone has their own religion, and I respect all of them. I just wanted to share a story that my priest told us during the homily about a couple of years ago. It has just stuck with me ever since, and since Jesus was born on Christmas Night, I thought I'd share it. I'm catholic by the way (Roman Catholic Christian more specifically).
There was a young girl, Lindsey, who argued with her parents about going to Christmas Eve mass. Lindsey just wasn't sure she believed Jesus Christ was God's son, and was angry for her family for making her go each year. She was struggling with her faith, so this year she decided not to go to Church.
While her family was at mass, Lindsey heard something hit into the window. She quickly ran over to see what it was, and she found a couple of birds flying into the window. Realizing they were trying to come into the house because it was so cold outside, Lindsey opened a door in her barn. She hoped the birds would fly in there to protect themselves from the winter winds. However, the birds wouldn't fly in, they kept hitting the window trying to get inside. Lindsey then thought maybe if she put food in the barn, they'd smell it and fly in. Yet, this, too, didn't guide the birds. Lindsey started to worry about how cold it was, and she was so frustrated in not being able to help these creatures. Lindsey just wished maybe if she could become one of the birds, she could lead the them, show them the way. She could guide them into the barn, so they would know themselves. Suddenly, something in her head just clicked.
That's exactly what God did for us. God wanted to show us the way, so he became man through his son Jesus. He sent Jesus to show us how to live, and how to love. How to do good upon this earth and how to live in peace in harmony. God wanted to guide US out of the cold, sinless world, and lead us into a world of faith and warmth. It all made sense to Lindsey now, she understood why God sent his son, and it was easy for her to see. Realizing this, Lindsey quickly grabbed her coat and tried to still make the Christmas Mass.
It was such a simple story, but it made sense to me. It painted such a clear picture. Jesus was born to show us the way and to love us.
That's all I will leave you with tonight. I hope all of you have a Merry Christmas. And if you don't celebrate Christmas, then have a Happy Holiday :). God bless and good will to all <3.