We know a little about Jesus as a child, and of course, a lot about Jesus as a 30-something adult. What about in between?
If I'm correct, Jesus was a carpenter with his dad, Joseph. I thought about how great it would be to discover something, or own something that Jesus made during that time! Can you imagine having a table, or a carved 'something' from Jesus? Surely, many people owned wood items that He made. How we would TREASURE 'it'! They would be greater than anything by Michelangelo, da Vinci, Wagner, Beethoven put together.
But do we treasure each other in the same way we would a table or a chair by Jesus, the Man? God created us even more carefully, each cell of our being, than a human carpenter (which many would have considered Jesus at the time, before knowing He was the Messiah) would have his items.
Let us view each other as His Creation. More care and thought was put into each of us than an 'item' ever could be. He knew our voice before our first breath. He knew our hair color, our fingerprint, our personality, before we even knew ourselves. Look upon each other as a great masterpiece, something priceless....which we are.
Thank you Lord for creating us exactly how You want us. Help us to find our true potential that we may not have figured out yet. Reveal Yourself to us in ways that each of us can understand, and show us how to share You with others. Thank you for all your gifts and creations. Thank you Holy Spirit for the signs you have shared with me.
Thank you Father for this day, and the joys that we have received. Thank you for the trials that we are going through. Forgive us, Lord, our shortcomings and sins.
St. Michael the Archangel, defend us in battle. Mama Mary, be at our side, and help us to love the Lord as you did, and to say 'Yes' to Him. St. Joseph, pray for us.