Quote of the Day: No room in the inn

Here are some reflections from Pope Benedict XVI on the room we (don’t) make for God in our lives.  It’s sad that we didn’t have room for Jesus in the world 2000 years ago.  We told Jesus and his parents “there is no room in the inn for you” as Mary and Joseph were searching for a comfortable place for the birth of their child.  And yet still today, even as we manage to fit more and more useless junk into our lives (and go out of our way to make room for everything not Christian), we continue to have no room for Jesus.

I also found this great cartoon over on the Catholic Cartoon Blog. Very well done.

“The time came for Mary to be delivered. And she gave birth to her first- born Son and wrapped Him in swaddling clothes, and laid Him in a manger, because there was no room for them in the inn. These words touch our heart every time we hear them [because] in some way mankind is awaiting God, waiting for Him to draw near.

But when the moment comes there is no room for Him. Man is so preoccupied with himself, he has such urgent need of all the space and all the time for his own things, that nothing remains for others – for his neighbor, for the poor, for God. And the richer men become, the more they fill up all the space by themselves. And the less room there is for others.” – Pope Benedict XVI

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