“Amen, I say to you, whatever you did for one of these least brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.”
― Matthew 25:40
It is that season when much of the world tends to make more room for Jesus in our thoughts, our homes, and hopefully our hearts and actions. A long-time friend recently sent me the daily meditation, Room for Christ, by Richard Rohr. It is short and worth the little time to read and the longer time to ponder. Nearly the entire meditation is centered on a couple of quotes from Dorthy Day. It begins with this thought:
“It is no use saying that we are born two thousand years too late to give room to Christ. Nor will those who live at the end of the world have been born too late. Christ is always with us, always asking for room in our hearts.”
Rohr is a favorite of mine. I found his book, Falling Upward, very helpful in my faith journey years ago. His book The Universal Christ, has helped me be a better human and Christian.
I love how the birth of Jesus is celebrated just a few days after the Winter Solstice. Where for the next 6 months every day brings us just a little more light. The teachings of Jesus do this for me. I have found over time, that as I make room for him, he brings me into a little more light and love, day by day. And when the season turns and the light grows less each day, I seek to live gratefully with what light does come. To strive to be at peace with darkness and the rest and reflection it can bring, knowing that the light will increase again.
May this season find ever-growing room in our hearts for the light of Christ to bless others.