Geeky Catholic Advent: Monday of the Third Week of Advent 2018

Gospel Reading: Matthew 1:1-17

Highlight: "Thus the total number of generations from Abraham to David is fourteen generations; from David to the Babylonian exile, fourteen generations; from the Babylonian exile to the Christ, fourteen generations."

Reflection: This gospel summarizes how, over the course of thousands of years, God carried out his plan of salvation. Every event in those 42 generations, no matter how insignificant it may have seemed, led to the Incarnation, and the passion, death, and resurrection of Jesus. Even the Babylonian exile. At the time, the people cried out, "How could God let this happen to us?" But even that was a part of God's plan. Have you ever asked, "How could God let this happen?" I have. God's plan is so big, so far-reaching, that most of the time, it's impossible for us to see how things could ever turn out well. But through God's providence, the way things turn out will be better than we can possibly imagine.

Geeky Quote: "Things might have been different, but they could not have been better." - Niggle, Leaf by Niggle

Prayer: God, I cannot always see how You will bring good from the suffering in my life, but help me to trust that You will, and accept the suffering. Amen.

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