I'm praying this as I made my way up to the lectern last night at Mass. I always talk to God as I do this, aware it is not about me, it is about proclaiming God's word, asking God to work through me as I speak. As I took a breath, right after proclaiming these prophetic words of Isaiah, "And he shall be called a heat caught me totally off guard. It started at the top of my head and went all the way through my body. By the time I breathed in and out the heat came and went. Then I read
"Wonderful Counselor,Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace..."Christmas happened for me right in that moment.
I wish you all a joyous, peace filled Christmas.