Thursday, December 27, 2007

Merry Christmas!

The Christmas season lasts about two weeks, so we have a little time to savor it.
Today's reading in the Office of Readings is from the first letter of John. He makes the point that if we sin, we have an intercessor with the Father: Jesus. Yes, Jesus is our intercessor, our advocate, and he pleads our cause. The letter to the Hebrews says that Jesus "lives always to make intercession for us."

I'm not really in the habit of thinking of Jesus that way, but it's exactly what he does for us. He is our advocate,and he is on our side. He calls us to conversion when we stray, but always in a way that is kind and merciful.

1 comment:

Laura The Crazy Mama said...

Merry Christmas, Sister! We pray for you every night!