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dc.contributor.authorRodriguez, Luis, S.J.en_US
dc.identifier.otherLectionary Number: 200en_US
dc.description.abstract|In many respects Jesus' conception was definitely unique. For us, being born is ultimately being placed in existence without being consulted –how could we have been consulted, when we did not even exist? Also, for us being conceived and born is a necessary step to fuller human life. But God did not need to be conceived and born in order to exist, let alone in order to be happy. Actually, it is precisely by being born as a human child that God became vulnerable, capable of suffering... and of dying. Being human and, indeed, being humanly limited is not a bad condition and God's example is a challenge for us to accept our humanness and our being limited.|God became human, so identified with our human nature, that God would seem to hide. This is what Elie Wiesel expressed by sharing with us an old Hassidic tale that I want to reproduce here.|Rebbe Barukh's grandson, Yehiel, came running into his studio in tears.|- Yehiel, Yehiel, why are you crying?|- My friend cheats! It's unfair. He left me all by myself, that's why I am|                          crying!|- Would you like to tell me about it?|- Certainly, grandfather. We played hide-and-seek and it was my turn to|                          hide and his turn to look for me. So, he gave up. He stopped looking. And that's|                          unfair.|Rebbe Barukh began to caress Yehiels's face and tears welled up on his eyes. God too, Yehiel, he whispered softly, God too is unhappy. God is hiding and we are not looking for God. Do you understand, Yehiel? God is hiding and we are not even searching for God.en_US
dc.publisherUniversity Ministry, Creighton University.en_US
dc.rightsThese reflections may not be sold or used commercially without permission. Personal or parish use is permitted.en_US
dc.titleReflection for Thursday, December 24, 2020: 4th week in Advent.en_US
dc.rights.holderUniversity Ministry, Creighton University.en_US
dc.publisher.locationOmaha, Nebraska, United Statesen_US
dc.program.unitJesuit Communityen_US
dc.contributor.cuauthorRodriguez, Luis, S.J.en_US 4en_US
dc.subject.local12 Samuel 7:1-5, 8b-12, 14a, 16en_US
dc.subject.local2Psalms 89:2-3, 4-5, 27, 29en_US
dc.subject.local4Luke 1:67-79en_US
dc.title.seriesDaily Reflections (Meditations) on the Scriptures from the Roman Catholic Lectionary.en_US IIen_US

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