Like a child!

“For it is good to be children sometimes, and never better than at Christmas, when its mighty Founder was a child Himself.” – Charles Dickens

This month’s RMC day was all about getting in the Christmas spirit! We took a step back from the everyday busyness to enjoy each other’s company, engage in prayerful conversation and take in the beauty of Philadelphia at Christmastime with childlike wonder!

During the RMC day we were able to visit a number of iconic Christmas attractions in the city: the Macy’s Holiday Light Show, which has been around for over 50 years; Dickens’ Village, a walk-through experience of the beloved tale A Christmas Carol; Reading Terminal Market with its Holiday Railroad display; and the Christmas Village at Love Park, modeled after the traditional Christmas markets in Germany.


As we took in the sights with childlike wonder, I was reminded of what Jesus said in Matthew 18:3: “Truly, I say to you, unless you turn and become like children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven.” What a gift to see things with the excitement of a child! What a gift this Advent season to wait for the arrival of Christ with childlike anticipation!

Thank you, God, for this day of joy, excitement and hope. Thank you for reminding us that it is good to be children sometimes!

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