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Gift of Goodness – December 2, 2021

A bit of goodness to start your day.

The Light of Christ is Coming. Advent and Christmas are all about Christ coming to earth to give us hope. On that cold, quiet, star-filled winter’s night in a little, poor cave in Bethlehem, God was born into our world. The Almighty came into the world as a small, poor, innocent baby adored only by his mother and father and some animals. Yes, this child is the reason for our hope, infinite hope, because he is an infinite God making an infinite act of love for us. To permit my soul to be filled with this quiet, gentle hope, what noise within my heart first needs to be shut off?

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Gift of Goodness – December 1, 2021

A bit of goodness to start your day.

Waiting is hard. The process of waiting is rarely enjoyable, and it is often uncomfortable, uncertain, and frustrating. Waiting feels passive, too much like inaction which is hard to do in our action-oriented world. Yet waiting is an important aspect of faith. It is a time of preparation, of drawing close to God, actively anticipating the movement of God.

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Gift of Goodness – November 30, 2021

A bit of goodness to start your day.

Living in Hope. The purple Prophet’s candle we lit on the Advent wreath this past Sunday reminds us to have hope. During this liturgical season of vigilance, of waiting and watching, we prepare our hearts for our hope.

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Preparing Your Heart for Christ – The Wise Men Perspective

It is the beginning of Advent.  A time when we decorate our homes, shop for the perfect presents, and celebrate the season just as the world says we should.  It is too easy to be distracted and lose sight of the true reason behind the season. 

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Gift of Goodness – November 27, 2021

A bit of goodness to start your day.

Learn how to be chaste from St. Augustine.

“Lord, give me chastity and continence, but not yet!” This infamous prayer of the young Augustine of Hippo (354-430) reflects the inner conflict of any soul who recognizes the virtuous thing to do yet fears the demanding struggle against human urges and passions. In his Confessions, St. Augustine was not afraid to admit his utter powerlessness in the face of sexual temptation. 

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