A while ago, I cleaned out some mystery storage boxes and came across an old shoebox. The contents included dozens of postcards my mother had received over the years. Several were postmarked before my time.
Let us not domesticate Christmas! It is something of a miracle that each year Christmas comes and a peace descends upon the whole earth, as families and friends come together to celebrate. Certainly this year we need consolation of friends and family, and we hope and pray that people can find it, in spite of all the restrictions.
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After the events of the life of Our Lord, Jesus Christ, few divine interventions have had a more profound effect on human history as the appearance of Our Lady in Mexico City to Saint Juan Diego. Yet she came so tenderly and personally: such is Mary’s way! Faced with an impossible situation, she was able to open a new path that others could not imagine!
What’s wrong with us? What went wrong in human history? Advent is a time to ponder and to wonder about our world that is so problematic, yet so important to the Lord that He himself comes to save it!
I have come across many people who give up on God when they go through a crisis in their life. They feel abandoned by Him.
In the United States of 2020, we have just experienced a year unlike no other. We have dealt with a global pandemic, a contentious election, a growing fear of hunger and debt, and civil unrest in our cities. Who is to blame? Political leaders? Political parties? Billionaires? Systematic Injustices?