UNBORN WORD of the day

December 8, 2009, 9:30 pm
Filed under: Advent, Biblical Reflections, Unborn Jesus

Tis the Season of ‘The Gospel of Life’

Finally, Elizabeth gave birth to John the Baptist. Here is a picture of Elizabeth after giving birth. My mother is seated in the foreground holding newborn John. (You can’t see me.) Lk 1:57


The first three months of Jesus’ life were spent with unborn John. He stayed till John was born.

What does that say to our world?

Could it be that Unborn Jesus was sanctifying the unborn state and hallowing the journey that all unborn infants take from conception to birth? For three months all appears ordinary even though the presence of Christ Unborn is extraordinary. It is precisely the ordinariness of their lives now and the nearness of the two unborn infants to each other that underscores the solidarity that exists between Unborn Jesus and all unborn infants. He is, in an incomprehensible way, a steadfast companion to this little one growing towards birth.

Finally, John is born. The end of his gestation brings celebration. The birth of a child is one of the most profound experiences a woman and a couple can undergo.  Unborn Jesus waited for unborn John’s journey to end and this new beginning.

And the Incarnate Word “saw that it was good”, the two hundred and eightieth day.

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