We’re rather used to reading personification in our fiction, where animals and objects take on human qualities like talking, seeing, and even feeling emotions. It probably doesn’t give you pause to read about the stars “seeing” the Christ Child laying in a manger filled with hay. If you take a moment to ponder what looking stars might mean, what do you think?
I think of the Community of Saints, which includes the faithful here on Earth, the faithful who have passed into Eternal Life and those who are on their way. They are called the Church Militant, for those fighting the good fight in the world, the Church Suffering for those being purified in Purgatory, and the Church Triumphant, for those who have realized the Joy of Heaven and eternity with God.
Imagine the hope and delight of those “stars” waiting for the doors of Heaven to be opened again, those saints looking down to see the Savior of the world born in a manger.
We are blessed to be able to ask for the prayers of the saints while we pray for those in Purgatory to be able to complete their journey. Just as we pray for friends around us, we can count on our friends in Heaven to look down where we play and bring our intentions to the Lord.
All you holy saints and angels, pray for us!
Find all the Advent Daily Dose reflections here.
I just have to pop in with a recommendation. My son received this book from his Godmother two years ago for Christmas, so we’ve read it with him last year and this year. It has one page for every day of Advent, about a little bear following the Star to see the new King born. Each story/page is so touching, wonderfully written, and almost magical how it draws my son in to the richness of the season of Advent, the waiting, the anticipation. If you are still looking for a gift for a child, this is the one. I could almost cry that the regular price at Amazon is so much, but maybe you could buy the slightly used copy here or find it somewhere in your town.
See all Katie’s Christmas wish list ideas here.
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