Christmas is such a magical time for little children. For weeks, they are wondering about the gifts they will receive. And then finally, the day has come to open their presents. Finally, the day of revelation has come, when they will get to see what is in those packages under the tree. In a similar way, as we adults approach Christmas, Jesus wants to give us gifts. He wants to reveal his glory to us. He wants to fulfill our deepest hopes and desires through this revelation, giving us the same joy and sense of promise that St. John described when he wrote, "The Word became flesh and lived among us, and we have seen his glory" (John 1:14).
This is the real promise of the Advent season. Like John, we also have the opportunity to meet Jesus, to see his glory, and to experience...
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