As we approach the great Solemnity of Christmas I have been pondering about the connection between Christmas and the Mass.  Here is what I’ve thought about:

1) Every Mass is a little Christmas.  The Word became flesh and dwelt among us or “pitched his tent among us”.  Isn’t that what happens at every Mass?  Heaven come to earth.  What a celebration and an encounter Mass is each time we attend (that is if we are open to the miracle of it).

2) Christ was born in Bethlehem which means “house of bread” and He was born in a manger fit not for a king but for animals.  His bed was a feeding trough.  Isn’t that interesting and actually providential.  Jesus Christ laid in a feeding trough upon his birth and is our bread of life that we feed upon every time we receive Him in Holy Communion.

O Come let us prepare our hearts to adore Him and receive Him with a soul that allows Him to take up His throne in our hearts!