With the approach of the Epiphany (Matthew 2:1-12), we behold quite a scene — one of perceived royalty and the other of unassuming divinity wrapped in swaddling clothes and laid in a manger. And here, this quote by St. Gonzalga finds its resonance, revealing a profound truth of the Nativity story.
Elizabeth Reardon ponders the importance of following Jesus' example of combating burnout with solitude and prayer.
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Discouraged as Lent wore on, Elizabeth Reardon looked for God's answer to gain strength for the journey, and found it in a praying friend.
Throughout the accounts of the nativity story we encounter God working the extraordinary amidst the ordinary. Today, I find myself accompanying the shepherds in their journey to meet the Christ child, beside the sheep in solitude and silence.
Elizabeth Reardon contemplates our need to seek and express joy during difficult times.