Those baptized in Christ are made members of his body. As sharers in his divine life we are brothers and sisters to one another, with Mary as our mother.
Earthly kingdoms come and go while the Kingdom of God endures forever. What God is building might not be as flashy, but it is built to last.
As Christians we are meant to be grateful. Let us turn to the Lord in prayer and thanksgiving that we may strengthen our bonds of love with Christ.
Jesus has given everything for us. If His love and His kingdom is truly everything to us, what wouldn't we be willing to give for it?
We have a place at the table of the great king, but we often let worldly concerns distract us. Let us not squander our place by refusing the invitation.
Christ is Lord of life, light, beauty, and freedom. Through baptism we live in him. Christ reminds us to remain vigilant--to wait on the coming of the Lord.
When we gather on Sundays we celebrate God's victory over sin and death. So we break bread, eat, drink, and rejoice.
Christ has broken the chains that bind us. How many millions of people long to hear that they can be liberated from these bonds?
John the Baptist called for repentance to prepare the way for the Messiah. Today we must ask ourselves, "Am I will to let go of my presumptions and follow the Lord?"
Saint Paul urges us to put on the Spirit of Christ like a cloak: to be wrapped in humility, gentleness, and patience. That spirit of Christ wants to live in each of us.