Dec. 25: Finding God in Unexpected Places

Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen once shared these thoughts about Jesus’ birth:

“[Joseph] searched for a place for the birth of him to whom heaven and earth belonged…Certainly, thought Joseph, there would be room in the village inn. There was room for the rich; there was room for everyone who had a tip to give to the innkeeper. But when finally the scrolls of history are completed…the saddest line of all will be: There was no room in the inn.

“But there was room in the stable. The inn was the gathering place of public opinion…the rendezvous of the worldly, the rallying place of the popular and the successful. But there’s no room in the place where the world gathers. The stable is a place for outcasts, the ignored and the forgotten. The world might have expected the Son of God to be born in an inn; a stable would certainly be the last place in the world where one would look for him. The lesson is: divinity is always where you least expect to find it.”

God is everywhere, so keep your eyes—and heart—open.

The Word became flesh.  (John 1:14)

Thank You for sharing in our humanity, Divine Messiah.

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