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]
Most of us are in danger of believing in our own righteousness. St. Paul knows that he is nothing without God; all he has is a gift from God. Perhaps he spent a lot of time praying: “Lord Jesus Christ, Son of God, have mercy on me a sinner.” [AUDIO]
Jesus invites us to be humble as he is humble. At the Mass, Jesus welcomes those who cannot repay Him and offers them an hour in heaven. All Jesus is asking is that we welcome others as He welcomes us. [AUDIO]
Jesus comes into the city of Jerusalem on a donkey. He does not come in power to conquer the city, but He comes in humility and allows the people the freedom to choose whether they will accept Him or not. We need to walk with Jesus, not only when He is being praised by the crowd, but also when He is being hated and rejected. True friends are with one another in bad times as well as in good times, and we need to be true friends of Jesus. Jesus is a true friend of us; He is not only with us in the good times but He is especially close to us in our sufferings.