Today we hear of the righteous who pleased God from Adam to the precious Theotokos and righteous Joseph.
Our God could have saved us without any of us, but His eternal love extends His mighty hand to each of us with the invitation to come and join Him in the salvation of all creation. And in this invitation our God reveals the path to our own salvation: the redemption and strengthening of our wounded will to continually offer our willing “yes” to His loving invitation. As we approach Bethlehem, let us stand in awe of His gracious and eternal love for us to exalt our human nature to be “like” Christ. And let us abandon all other loves smaller than this one amazing invitation!