Daily Thought For December 17, 2019
God Has Pushed Through
Let me highlight just two figures from Jesus’ family. First, Ruth, who was not an Israelite but rather a Moabite, a foreigner. Some of you reading this feel like outsiders, not part of the “in” crowd, looked at askance by others. Well, the Messiah came forth from Ruth the foreigner and was pleased to be her relative.
Then there is Rahab, a prostitute living and working in Jericho. Are there people reading these words who feel like Rahab? Who think that their whole lives have been sunk in sin? Well, the Messiah came forth from Rahab the prostitute, and he was pleased to be her relative.
The good news of Christmas is that God himself pushed into the dysfunctional and ambiguous family of man.
Reflect: How can you better reach out and embrace the Ruths and Rahabs in your own family?
Bishop Robert Baron Advent Reflections December 17, 2019