The recent Synod at the Vatican sounded like a free-for-all. Media reported lots of controversy. It made it sound like the Church was going in different directions and the Bishops were divided. And that was just the prelude to next year’s synod. It is obvious that the family touches all of us deeply. I found helpful this pastoral letter that …
Simeon and Anna are like Gandparents. They give the Holy Family Wisdom, Prayer, and Joy. Grandma gave me wisdom and joy this Christmas. We are all God’s family — may the elders and the young both inspire one another. (28 Dec 2014)
The Son of God looks like… us! He reveals Who God is and Who we are. The family is a portal into Heaven. So is Mass, where we the Son of God in our hands. We can experience the Peace and Joy of our sonship whenever we give glory to God in the highest.
Why is this birthday so important? The Shepherd became a sheep to save us from the wolf and bring us peace and joy. At every Mass we experience the miracle of Christmas: a God so small and innocent, you can hold Him in your hands. (25 Dec 2014)
Christmas Letter 2014 Remember how Christmas was such a magical time when you were children? You were excited for weeks, tried to be good just before Christmas, and maybe even caught a glimpse of Santa’s reindeer. What is the true spirit of Christmas, and how can it still be magical after all these years?
God promises David a kingdom “forever” and Mary receives the fulfillment of God’s promise. God wants to do in and through You what he did in and through Mary. Christ dwells within us. Care for this presence of God and carry it to others. (21 Dec 2014)
The angel Gabriel was sent from God to a town of Galilee called Nazareth, to a virgin betrothed to a man named Joseph, of the house of David, and the virgin’s name was Mary. And coming to her, he said, “Hail, full of grace! The Lord is with you.” But she was greatly troubled at what was said and pondered …
God’s Not Dead was one of the “Christian” movies this year. It’s about a young man whose atheist professor begins every freshman philosophy class by having the students sign a declaration that God is Dead. Josh (Shane Harper) refuses to sign the paper, and finds himself having to argue before his classmates that God’s not dead. The consequences change his …
“The one who calls you is faithful; he also will accomplish it.” Our hope rests in God, who has already been taking care of us. This gives us the confidence to trust Him with our future. When I can’t, God can, and He will, and He is. (14 Dec 2014)
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