One mistake Christians sometimes make is they pray an Our Father or a Hail Mary, but do not really open their heart and communicate with God. In the first place, prayer is primarily a communication between you and God. Don’t leave yourself and your heart out of it!
Archives for December 2015
Contemplating the true meaning of Christmas is only possible through God’s freely bestowed gift of faith. This gift, one to be nourished, guarded and cherished above even temporal life itself, gives to the soul new light, aspirations, and abilities, each ordered toward the attainment of the treasure of infinite value: the beatific vision and everlasting communion with God.
People often think Christmas lasts one day. While hints of the season incorrectly begin in association with the gift buying rush, once December 25 comes to a close the tree comes down and attention is focused elsewhere, wherever that may be.
It is Christmas eve. On this night we gaze with anticipation toward Christmas, that day when, about two thousand years ago, our Savior was born of a sweet, humble and sinless Jewish woman: the Virgin Mary, most holy Mother of God.
When I meet people “out on the street” or in various other places, I often ask them if they are ready for Christmas. Their response is nearly always one of these: “Yes, I’ve got all my shopping done,” or “No, I’ve got some shopping left to do.” These responses really get to the heart of our present predicament in the U.S.