Can a mother forget her infant …? Even if she should forget, I will never forget you.  – Isa 49:15

Reflection.  Comparing God’s love to a mother’s love for her child helps us understand the mystery of Christmas.  We anticipate the celebration of the birth of Jesus with gladness.  Advent is the season of subdued but joyful expectation.  God’s great tenderness is revealed in Jesus and we are filled with hope.

Prayer.  O Lord, the Prophet told us that even if a mother were to forget her child, You would never forget us.  May I ever experience that maternal love with which You love Your beloved children.