I’ve read this article on my parish bulletin dated Jan. 2,2011.
I like how true this is and how the writer thought of Jesus having his own blog & what He has to say 🙂
Would love to share this to all of you. Feel free to share as well 🙂
A New Year’s Blog
By: Nicky T.
In this digital age, status updates are the norm. The internet gives everyone the opportunity to voice out what they’re going through and what currently occupies their time. There’s that great freedom to just say what’s on your mind without the fear of being ridiculed or reproached. Everyone respects each other’s right to speak. So, that got me thinking: What if Jesus had His own blog to start of the New Year? Here’s my take on it:
Look like people partied and feasted on my birthday again. Got a few enthusiastic and sincere greetings, which I really am very grateful for, but pretty much everyone forgot this very significant day due to all the nonstop revelry. I should be used o it by now after more than 2,000 years, but it’s still nice to be remembered in some way.
Another year is upon us and I wonder if things will ber different. The usual faith challenges will arise. THere are followers who will fall and fail, but I’ll readily take them back and help them get up again. Even after so many centuries, there are those who still have yet to discover that I love them. Even if they don’t know it yet, I really love them.
Some zealous admirers of mine might at times get caught up in the pomp and circumstance of our rich liturgies. But, it would be better if they were to become more kind and understanding to the imperfections of the human race. That’s why I became man in the first place.
Whatever they feel, I feel. When they find themselves lost in the desert, I went through that as well. I know what it’s like to be betrayed and abandoned. I understand what it means to be heartbroken. But precisely in these imperfections, by entering into that, I hope to make perfect the broken im my love.
The simplest of gatherings becomes even more meaningful when the members truly love one another. I exist in homes located in squalor and even the most posh of villages. As long as love is nurtured and encouraged, I am there.
And even in the remotest of areas, I still am there. I was born on perhaps the darkest night of the year because I came to give light. Even if evil intent wishes for this love to be snuffed out, zi am confident that my love conquers all, even the hardest of hearts.
But, if the inns remains full, and if others are not willing to open themselves to my love, I cannot go where I am not wanted. I respected the free will my Father has given. This remains the most beautiful gift when one is given is freely answered in return.
So, even if a good number of even my closest friends might misunderstand my intentions, the love will always be there. Years pass by, but my love remains. That is what gives everyone hope; so I continue to love in spite of the risk of rejection. i love because that is what the world needs.
Happy New Year Everyone!