Christmas: The Beautiful And The Disappointing

An Octave of Christmas Reflection by Amy Swenson for December 27, 2017.

1st Day of Advent: Be Vigilant At All Times

Is your heart drowsy? What does that even mean? In today’s Gospel, Jesus warns us against letting that happen. He says, “Beware that your hearts do not become drowsy… Be vigilant at all times and pray that you have the strength…” He is concerned about us. He wants us to pay attention to the right things in life - the things that last forever, like faith, hope, love, relationships, and His everlasting Kingdom.

Paving the path of love with humility

When Jesus entered Capernaum, a centurion approached him and appealed to him, saying, “Lord, my servant is lying at home paralyzed, suffering dreadfully.” He said to him,...

The Second Day of Advent: All We Can Do Is Cast...

“Their voice has gone forth to all the earth, and their words to the ends of the world,” ends the first reading. So, everyone knows...

What have you been called to share?

It’s fascinating for me to reflect on the existence of angels. The one thing that gets me the most is that angels can be...

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