St. Patrick’s Catholic Church
When humans soar into space to conquer the stars, millions of dollars and years of preparation are required to make complicated, precision-performing high tech machines to ensure safe blast-offs and re-entries.
Explosive rockets, deafening sonic booms and trails of bursting flames launch the giant sky-labs many kilometres above earth amid breath-holding-anxieties of scientists and cheering millions of onlookers worldwide.
But when God comes from the heights of eternity to the depths of time, it is in a quiet self-effacing descent, powered by love and humility.
This truth is revealed in the birth of the star of all stars – the Christ-child, Son of God – in a simple stable.
How different God’s ways are from our prideful self-inflation, materialism, greed and ambition for control and fame.
The silent forces of God are the strongest in existence. So let us take time out from the pre-Christmas noise, hustle, bustle and glaring lights of commercialism so that we can welcome Christ Jesus into our hearts for He alone brings God and humankind together. “I am the Way, and the Truth, and the Life: no one comes to the Father but through me.” (John 14: 6).