God will exercise His loving providence for us. He will rule the world and all its peoples with justice. God loves what He has created, and wants to rejoice in it with us.
God wants to hear us celebrating what He does for us expressed in the melodiousness of song. God wants to hear the joyfulness of harps and trumpets and horms!
God's determination to bring His people to salvation never lessens. It's always active, always in force.
Today we celebrate the octave of Christmas, the solemnity of Mary, and New Year's Day. Each aspect involves blessing from the Lord.
The unfaithful members are people with a certain mind-set that makes it inconsistent for them to participate in the life of the community.
There is always reason to sing a new song because there are always new blessings for which to praise God.
Each of us is a sinner to a greater or lesser extent. St. John wants to reassure his readers that if they sin, Christ stands ready to forgive.
Fellowship with the Word of life--Jesus--is what the author of the First Letter of John intends to share with his audience and with us.
The responsorial psalm from today's liturgy expresses misery and affliction, but also confidence in God.
We Christians believe that Jesus, the Christ was the ideal king announced by Isaiah. His birth in the middle of the night was the beginning of a new day.