When we sit down next to the waters of baptism, we can hear the current of God’s grace.
It is an extension of the love of God we have received given back, blessed twice, as the love of neighbor.
God comes to share in our life that we might share in the life of God.
Despite all our preparation, Christmas is still a surprise because the love of God defies our expectations.
We can meet the harshness of this world with the gentleness of Christ by giving away one coat when we have two, by protecting others from being taken advantage of, and by treating others fairly and with compassion. This is the joy of Christ!
As we enter the waiting of Advent, we can make room for hope.
Alpha is the first letter of the Greek alphabet and Omega is the last. It is the “A” and the “Z”, which means God has the first word and God has the last word, and because Christ, who comes to bring grace to the world, is King, the last word is a word of grace.…
It is the simplicity of prayer, where the words we choose are unimportant, but where we focus on the foundation of our lives, which is a gift from God.
We can learn a lot about the Church by how it treats the powerless.
When we say to each other, “where you go, I will go”, it echoes the love of the two greatest commandments lived out in everyday ways.