Although Christ most certainly loves you, he reserves his exquisite and indescribable gifts for those who prove their love for him. Here are some helpful spiritual exercises for proving your love for the Savior during the Christmas season.
Reflecting on the Nativity, Shepherds, and the Joy of Christmas
As we look on the face of the Christ Child in celebration of the Nativity of the Lord, let us adopt the heart of the poor shepherds whose life of silence and watchfulness prepared them to receive the message of the birth of the Messiah.
A Christmas Reflection on Trust In Providence
We often set off on an unceasing quest to distance ourselves from every anxiety, and thus begin to live in such a way as to constantly seek change for “the better.” There is a self-inflicted stress in such a life; a nervous movement toward some savored goal.
Advent and Homesickness
I’m sure you’re familiar with homesickness. Perhaps you, like me, feel a little homesick right now. Perhaps you, like me, feel as if you’re never really home, no matter where you go, no matter where you live.
An Advent Story: A Man Who Loved Christ to Tears
After a long pause, John told me about a terrible fire-fight he’d experienced in the war. He didn’t describe any of the details. There was no talk of blood or bombs or bullets or shredded bodies. What he did say, is the Lord had saved him. And he didn’t know why.