Something new for Christmas

One of my students recounted a story that, I’m told, is widely known in Roman Catholic circles.  So the story goes: A little girl was sitting with her mother in church and asked,

“Mommy, where is Jesus?”

Deeply formed by her faith, the little girl’s mother pointed to the Tabernacle where the reserve sacrament is kept.

The little girl was silent for a moment and then declared,

“When I grow up I’m going to buy him a bigger box.”

This Christmas, consider getting something that cost you nothing, but may make all the difference.

Get a bigger box for Jesus.

Just what that might mean in your own life, I can’t tell you.

But you knew instantly —

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