Far from being an exercise in arrogance, striving to “be perfect, just as your heavenly Father is perfect,” is our way to salvation.
Jesus is a new kind of lawgiver, as he says he has come not to abolish the law and the prophets, but to fulfill them.
Christianity is more than words—it’s a life lived out in concrete action.
Jesus proclaims that our suffering, our poverty, our grieving, our search for justice, our acts of mercy and peacemaking, our humility, can make us “blessed.”
And lest we think we can remain spectators, the liturgy invites us to shoulder the role of disciple.
All who have been baptized in Christ are called to undertake the same mission of the Servant—being a light to others.
God’s revelation in Jesus has a power surpassing all our modern technological “miracles” because it speaks to our hearts.
Let’s imitate Mary, responding to God’s love born in us with all the love and care of a mother.
Our own Christmas giving is meant to symbolize God's generosity to us.
God wants to "be with us." That presence of God with us is at the very heart of the Christmas celebration.