Keeping Christ in Christmas (12/18)
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Keeping Christ in Christmas (12/18)

Recently I learned about a beautiful family tradition practiced by dear Vietnamese friends. In their culture, an elder family member always delivers a meaningful spiritual reflection to family members and close friends on the occasion of great Christian feasts like Christmas. How inspired I am to learn about this special tradition! Too often, secular temptations...

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Fourth Sunday of Advent [C] 12/20/15
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Fourth Sunday of Advent [C] 12/20/15

The Hebrew title “Messiah” means “anointed”. In biblical times olive oil was used to anoint people as a way of signifying their special work. Aaron was anointed in this fashion to mark his mission as high priest. Kings were anointed to mark their mission as earthly leaders of God’s People. Jesus is the Messiah because...

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Third Sunday of Advent [C] 12/13/15
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Third Sunday of Advent [C] 12/13/15

Zephaniah 3:14-18 The First Reading exhorts Israel in its own day as well as pointing excitedly to God’s future fulfillment. Applied to ourselves, we rightly rejoice both over what we now have as well as over what God will continue to do. Advent is no time for indifference! God’s Savior and Holy One announced from...

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Preparing Well for Jesus (12/18)
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Preparing Well for Jesus (12/18)

Every circumstance in daily living is packed full with possibilities for doing good. The closer we draw to Jesus the easier it becomes to good things. It comes to feel more natural. During these final days of Advent, sincerely commit to seeing and serving Jesus. Expect to meet Him. Make your heart a crib for...

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