Unless you live out what and who you have received in the Mass, everything will be in vain. It is not enough to profess that we believe, but we need to put it into practice.
Saint Ambrose, whom we celebrate today, was a man who backed up his faith with good works. During this Advent season, let’s follow his model and put our faith into action. Brainstorm ways you and your family can do this together.
I pray you continue to live out your faith, building an example for others to do the same. God bless.
Father Pinto Paul, C.S.C. serves as the International Director of Holy Cross Family Ministries. Prior to his ordination Father Pinto received many degrees in areas ranging from Political Science to Theology. Ordained a priest in 1999, he served as a parish priest, vice principal and administrator of Holy Cross School in Northeast India. Father Pinto grew up in Kerala, India with his 8 siblings. In 2010 he came to the United States for further studies, pursuing a Ph.D. in Educational Leadership. If you run into him, you may hear him say, "A life well lived is a life lived for others," a mantra he strives to live by.