Monday, December 17, 2012

We Are Not Left to Ourselves

God has left His Heaven and come down to earth for man...
taking on human flesh and becoming man like us.
Advent invites us to follow
the path of this presence
and reminds us again and again
that God is not removed from the world,
He is not absent,
we are not left to ourselves,
but He comes to us in different ways,
which we need to learn to discern.
And we, with our faith, our hope and our charity,
are called every day to see and bear witness to this presence,
in an often superficial and distracted world,
to reflect in our lives the light
that illuminated the cave of Bethlehem!

Benedict XVI