As we make our way through Advent toward the holy event of the birth of Jesus, we find the days and the world becoming darker.
When experiencing great loss, struggles and times of uncertainty, it is essential to adhere even more firmly onto our faith by acknowledging the goodness of our Lord. As we approach the celebration of the birth of Christ, I wanted to offer a few reflections on how the feast of Christmas lights the world and our hearts.
There is much at stake in the upcoming election. As Catholics, we have a responsibility to vote and to uphold the Judeo Christian values upon which our nation was founded.
In the gospel’s account of the Baptism of the Lord, we hear the Father’s voice, “This is My beloved Son, in whom I delight.” And when we look at Jesus, of course, what’s not to delight in? He’s a chip off the old block in a way that no other son ever has been or ever will be. What could His Father say but, “That’s My boy”?
The Gospels’ account of the rejection of Jesus at Nazareth is remarkable in many ways.
Funny thing about light…no matter how small, it has tremendous power. Darkness simply can’t stand up to the light.
I was thinking about friendship, and what a precious gift it is. In the best friendships – which are rare indeed, but all the more precious for being so rare – the friends form a mutual admiration society.