Saint Faustina discovered that devotion to the Christ Child deepens our trust in God, because we know we have nothing to fear from a God who would stoop so low as to become a little child for us. What repentant sinner can possibly cringe in fear before the Almighty, All-seeing, Thrice Holy God, if He gives Himself to us in weakness and helplessness, with the smiles and tears of an infant? He disarms our fear of His justice with His littleness. As St Josemaria Escriva wrote: “He has become so small , you see: a Child! so that you can approach Him with confidence.” (from the Society of the Infant Jesus, Singapore)
“He disarms our fear of His justice with His littleness” As a post abortive woman or man you may be saying “Not for me!” The thought of a little child in weakness and helplessness may be anything but comforting. In fact, a baby, instead of disarming your feelings of condemnation and fear, may even intensify them. So what can you do and how can you internalize the fact that God stooped so low to become a little child to save you from your sins…even your sin of abortion?
Stop trusting in your emotions and trust in Him instead! Stop focusing on yourself and what you have done and focus instead on Him and what He has done! You can believe Him and His word! You can make an act of trust in His love and Mercy!
“And, lo, the angel of the Lord came upon them, and the glory of the Lord shone round about them; and they were sore afraid. And the angel said unto them, Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people. For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord.” (Luke 2: 9-11)
May you all have a blessed Christmas filled with the joy and peace of His love and mercy.