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.
Thoughts For Today
Are you ready to repent and let Jesus into your life, that you may experience a new life of joy, happiness, and peace?
After such a long, dangerous and grueling trip, Mary and Joseph arrived in Bethlehem, a name which means “house of bread.” It is fitting that the Christ-Child born there is the bread of life who gives himself—his flesh and blood—as food for eternal life.
Are you a Martha or a Mary? One of my favourite stories of Jesus is that of Mary and Martha. It has also been coming up in daily readings and talks for the past week.
It is always a challenge to enter more deeply into the spirit of Good Friday of the Lord’s Passion. I often feel as if I cannot get where I want to be. As if the celebration of the passion of the Lord doesn’t penetrate my heart and life as much as it should—or as much as I want it to.