What a scandalous moment! God comes to dwell among us, not as the mighty warrior king, but as a baby. Peace won over vengeance. Love won over anger. God made flesh in the most innocent way possible.
We gather around the communion table because of this scandal. Even in that upper room the Disciples didn't understand. It's my belief the reason Judas was turning Jesus over to the Romans, was to force his hand., Judas wanted the Warrior to emerge from the man. Only God made flesh to begin again; to rewrite the story towards love instead of vengeance.
What you do with what you have is who you are. God had/has/will have everything. Yet, God chose to use sacrificial love to change act in the world. What do we do with that?
Dear Holy Comforter,
When we ask for vengeance, you give us peace. When we ask for anger, you give us love. When we want war, you give us yourself in the most innocent and helpless form possible.