Lest we think we can remain spectators the liturgy invites us to shoulder the role of disciple, as Jesus calls his first followers.
All of us who have been baptized in Christ are called to undertake the mission of being a light to others, serving others, giving of ourselves in love.
The meaning of Christmas is the central fact of our lives. Christians must reflect that God has come to dwell with us in Jesus Christ.
God's revelation in Jesus has a power surpassing all our modern technological miracles because it speaks to our hearts. Are we listening?
Mary's prominent place in the Gospel story leads us to believe that the Church from its earliest days recognized how Mary continued to glorify God in all she did.
Knowing where we've come from and keeping ourselves rooted in Christ and his mission can help us weather any crisis.
Our own Christmas giving is meant to symbolize God's generosity to us. Let's be grateful that the Father gave us the greatest gift of all.
The central message of this season is Emmanuel--"God with us." That presence of God is at the very heart of the Christmas celebration.
Not everyone automatically feels happy or carefree in this season. People of faith can be signs of Christ present to those searching for God.
We need to welcome God's grace and power present in Jesus Christ in order to become part of God's dream for the world.