Immaculate Conception • Why do we pause, just as Advent gets started, to celebrate Mary’s conception? God had such a great gift to give us, that no one was ready to receive it. So He made Mary Immaculate so that she could receive His great gift. God has to get us ready for His Son. Advent is about God preparing our hearts for the gift of Jesus. He is the joy of Christmas, He is the source of peace, and He is the gift that no Grinch can steal. (8 Dec 2018)
Going Deeper: What kind of Christmas are you preparing for — the Christmas that the Grinch can steal, or the Christmas joy that no one can take from your heart?