Jesus has come for all people. He is the true Priest, the true Prophet, and the true King. But the gift of Jesus is so much more than just a child in a manger. God has promised to accompany us all our life — much like an engagement ring. Jesus fully plans to teach us, lead us, and die for us. That is why at today’s Mass we announce the upcoming feasts from the next year: There is so much more to come.
We celebrate the Birthday of Jesus because He comes to tell us: I Love You. Poor and rich, simple and clever, Jew and Gentile – I love you. On the Cross I love you. At the Mass I love you. He wants to hear us say: I love You too.
Jesus was born in a little shack, at the edge of town, and Mary and Joseph probably thought that nobody at all would notice them…until the shepherds showed up. We might think that nobody notices and nobody cares, but God notices, and God cares, and God’s angels are always around us. Because of this truth, we should not be afraid of anything, and we should let God help us with everything.
Christmas, Mass at Midnight. God sends us the hero we have been hoping for. He has the special ability to love everyone unconditionally, even the people who hurt Him. The real problem we need to be saved from is not violence and people with guns, but hearts filled with sin and hate and selfishness. He is the antidote — His love makes us invincible. Christmas means that we are not forgotten; God is with us right here and now. (25 Dec 2012)
Podcast: Play in new window | Download ()Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSS | How to SubscribeChristmas – The Best Gift (11 min) Christmas Eve. We love all kinds of things about Christmas: Presents, family, the tree, cookies…. The first Christmas didn’t have any of those things. But they were still happy because they had Jesus. Our Lord and …
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