Advent 2 – God hides extraordinary grace, joy, and blessings in everyday life. It was only when St. Anthony had accepted being an ordinary monk that he started to truly live an extraordinary life for God. Embrace the ordinary, and look what happens.
There is no such thing as a perfect tree but maybe it just needs a little love. Christmas is all about God’s love. If we are humble enough to receive God’s love, then we can really start rejoicing. Joy to the World! [AUDIO]
Christians should be living in the joy of Jesus’ victory and expectation of more to come. This joy and light should unite us, and make us a sign of unity in a divided country. Lets share the light of Christ this week. (22 Jan 2017)
If your Advent hasn’t gone well, that’s OK — we aren’t supposed to rejoice in ourselves. Just be generous, be honest, and be humble. That will be enough. God will do the rest. We need a savior, and He’s closer than ever. Rejoice! [AUDIO]
The Christian life is a joyful life. We need to learn to live in joy by savoring the good moments, and by looking past the difficult moments with trust that good things are coming. So many people do exactly the opposite: they wallow in the sufferings and look past the joys because they are certain difficult times are coming. When people are unhappy, they can try to steal the joy from others, and a good example of this is How the Grinch Stole Christmas.
Advent, 4th Sunday – Joy and Peace are infallible signs of the presence of God. Have you noticed moments of peace and joy this Advent? We have been watching for the coming of the Lord and we have discovered that He is already here. (23 Dec 2012)