Minute Meditations

Making Christmas Special for Our Children

As you watch the little ones in your immediate or extended families, you know that there’s little to equal the wonder and joy in their eyes as they celebrate the lights, the decorations, the gifts and the festivities. But sometimes we get so frazzled by the preparations that we become impatient with the very ones for whom we’re expending so much time, energy, and money. Remember that children need our loving attention far more than they need another new toy under the tree.

— from the book The Joy of Advent: Daily Reflections from Pope Francis by Diane M. Houdek

The Joy of Advent by Diane M. Houdek


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