Monday, December 14, 2009
A shining reflection in the Lake of this morning's rising sun catching the tips of these trees.
Mary's joy is a reflection of the presence within her of God becoming human. John the Baptist in his mother's womb "jumped for joy" at the presence of Jesus in Mary's womb. Our Advent joy is the reflection of God living in us right now and loving us graciously.
Teilhard de Chardin said, "Joy is the infallible sign of the presence of God."