Traditionally, the 12 Days of Christmas begin the day after Christmas and go to Epiphany on January 6, but I’m going to start them today as we count down the 12 days until Christmas. Check back here each day for a brief mediation as we count down to the celebration of the birth of the Christ child.
The most important question for me is not, “How do I touch people?” but, “How do I live the word I am speaking?” In Jesus, no division existed between his words and his actions, between what he said and what he did. Jesus’ words were his action, his words were events. They not only spoke about changes, cures, new life, but they actually created them. In this sense, Jesus is truly the Word made flesh; in that Word all is created and by that Word all is recreated.
Henri J. M. Nouwen, Gracias! A Latin American Journal