Humble Beginnings

I thought I might as well as add this from a post last year titled Humble Beginnings taken from a reflection from the UK CAFOD website on Christmas Day.

The image is a particularly striking one to help reflection on Christ As King.

Christ was a King who gave us the eight beatitudes and whose own birth reflects the primary position that the poor in spirit, the meek, and those persecuted for righteousness sake have in His Kingdom.

                                                                                                                           This poster was produced by Outreach Media.

"Despite his importance, Jesus was not born in a palace, surrounded by riches, or laid to rest on comfortable cushions ready to experience a life of luxury. 

The Son of God was born in a stable and laid to rest in a manger.

These humble beginnings teach us so much. 

  • Importance cannot be measured by wealth. 
  • Our status does not come from our possessions or where we are born. 
  • Rather, each and every one of us has the potential to achieve great things, no matter who we are or where we come from.

Sadly, so many people around the world do not have the opportunity to tap into this potential, because of poverty or conflict or illness. 
Perhaps we could challenge ourselves to look outwards and nurture the potential that occurs in the most surprising places this Christmas"

Amen to that !! 
My other main post for this Sunday's solemnity is here.

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