We are so vulnerable, so subject to attack from within and from without that if God is not with us to defend us, we simply cannot survive.
All creation proclaims God's glory. All the just are called to find gladness in our relationship with God.
Today on the Feast of St. Stephen we remember Stephen's exemplary gift of himself to preaching Christ.
Mary and Joseph found themselves lodged in a dirty cave. The newborn Child rests in a feed trough. But shepherds were being sung to by angels, who sent them to see the Child.
God offers us His friendship through paths of kindness and constancy. In spite of our sinfulness He guides us to justice.
Hannah gives thanks to God because she has borne a son. The Church invites us to give thanks for God's intervention in the affairs of humanity.
Our souls should wait for God with gladness. His goodness is the source of confidence for our future.
During the season of Advent we renew our attachment to the Lord and invite the Lord to renew His outreach to us.
Throughout our lives--from beginning to end--God is our help and our defense. In return we owe Him thanksgiving and praise.
Whenever we put ourselves consciously in God's presence, His face shines on us. Our salvation consists in our being in touch with Him.