Day 2, Simbang Gabi

The family of God

Matthew 1:1-17

In the Book of Genesis, one could feel the esteem of being a member of the house of Jacob, for they rejoice in their rootedness to God who chose Israel.  The signs are: authority, homage, and obedience.  Integrity is still the word.

If we could only feel the joy in being counted as one of the members of God's family.  By now, we should already be imploring our Lord to take in our families (comunio).  We should also be participating in his beautiful world (participatio) for the nourishment of all.  We could also extend our families to others through humble service (missio) so everyone would feel God's loving kindness.

Such is the coming of Jesus.  He will change our world so we may be a true family in God.