… As it is in heaven.
Jesus’ birth-the Incarnation of God taking on human form and likeness-brought the very “Kingdom of God” to earth, to us. During his years of ministry Jesus often announced that “the Kingdom of God is at hand”; it is no longer “up there” but now it is “down here”, accessible to us. During this Advent Season, give yourself and Jesus the gift of an hour or two to reflect on how you can live your ordinary everyday life–especially during the hectic Christmas Season–“as it is in Heaven”.
Painting: The Birth of our Lord Jesus by James Tissot, 1836-1902
Free download from the Brooklyn Museum.