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 – We need a hero. Jesus has only one superpower: unconditional love. He is the antidote — not of violence, guns, or aliens — but fear and hate and selfishness. He shares His love with us and we become invincible. (25 Dec 2012)
Christmas Day – God has made a covenant with Noah, Moses, Abraham, David. God has been faithful even when his human partners have been unfaithful. Now God has a human face. He takes our side of the covenant, reveals God’s face, and shows us our destiny.
Christmas, Midnight – We have just passed the winter solstice. Slowly the light will fill the darknesss. Each child born staves off death a little longer. Christ is the life and light of the world. May His coming bring you Light and Life.
Christmas Eve – We asked for love, joy, peace, help, forgiveness… and he sent us Baby Jesus instead. Why would God send us a baby? Whoever welcomes the Son gets everything else along with Him. Is there room in your home and your heart for Jesus?