Has the commercialization of Christmas turned you into Scrooge? Rather than just making lists, baking cookies, hanging stockings, and wrapping presents, spend some time preparing your heart for the birth of our Savior by actually celebrating Advent. Here are some practical suggestions.
Take back Christmas by preparing your heart to receive Christ. Like homecoming weekend in a college town, there are currently no vacancies. Everything, it seems, is occupied. Occupy Wall Street. Occupy San Francisco. Occupy DC. Begun as Occupy Dataran in Kuala Lumpur in late July, the Occupy movement has spread around globe like wildfire in […]
October 3, 2010: 27th Sunday in Ordinary Time We are inundated with offenses against human dignity on a daily basis: abortion, poverty, violence, embryonic stem cell research, pornography, euthanasia, etc. How do we deal with all this? That very issue was the subject of our readings this past Sunday. God, do something already! In the first reading, […]
August 29, 2010: 22nd Sunday in Ordinary Time Conducting ourselves with humility was a key take-away from the Mass readings this past weekend. “Conduct your affairs with humility and you will be loved more than a giver of gifts” (Sirach 3:17). “For everyone who exalts himself will be humbled, but the one who humbles himself […]