Following Jesus to Bethlehem - Day 25

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Following Jesus to Bethlehem


More Advent wonder and Christmas joy 
Beauty and Mystery
Beauty, Wonder and Mystery

Years ago a friend holding her newborn daughter said to me,
”Look at this! I don’t know how to make fingernails, and ears
and eyes! This beautiful person grew inside me!”
 

Day  25:

Someone is breathing for you Jesus.
She sustains you as you keep the earth turning on its axis.
Nutrients flow from her to you.
Because of this relationship 
your face and hands are formed.
Your feet, your legs, your muscles and bones.
The saving blood that will redeem humanity is coursing through your veins.

Is there something you want to form in me
but you wait until I follow your example
and open myself to some kind of relationship with your mother?
Is such a thing even possible?

You in her womb, me in her heart?

Jesus, how can I follow you at this point in your earthly life?