As we continue to journey through the Advent season and gear up for Christmas let us not get lost int he sentiment of the season and miss the meaning.
We all love the Christmas story. We get into the helpless babe in swaddling clothes lying in a manger. We can relate to the hard luck couple who is just trying to provide for their child. We have all experienced troubled times, tough times, and been through the school of hard knocks.
The Holy Family is no different.
But we forget that Jesus comes to start a revolution. A war is coming. The star that shines bright in the sky leading to Bethlehem simply acknowledges that the commander of the revolution has arrived on the battle field and let the fight commence.
Advent is about revolution, a cosmic battle where good trumps evil, light trumps darkness, healing trumps pain, forgiveness reigns as the watershed event that transforms the world.
We have to decide which side we fight for and that decision is made in the simple ordinary moments of daily life. Let eh revolution begin.