Christmas Day (Nativity of the Lord II) Year C

Work’s Ultimate Meaning (Isaiah 60ff.)
Bible Commentary

Throughout the book, Isaiah encourages Israel with the hope that God will eventually put to right the wrongs the...

Are You Waiting for the Perfect Gift?
Daily Reflection

When my daughter was six years old, I got an idea for the perfect Christmas for her: a book written just for her, with...

Above All Gods
Daily Reflection

In 1977, as the praise and worship wave was just beginning to crash on the beaches of the American church, Pete Sanchez,...

Is It Always Wrong to Hate?
Daily Reflection

When I was young, my parents taught me that it is wrong to hate. In fact, I was prohibited from using the word "hate."...

Titus: Working for Good Deeds
Bible Commentary

Paul’s letter to Titus is the final Pastoral Epistle and has many similarities to 1 and 2 Timothy. (For Titus 1:5–9,...

Advent Reflection: Stepping Out of the Fast Lane
Daily Reflection

I approach life at a fast pace. The Rule of St. Benedict would tell me to slow down, to keep watch, to take stock more...

The Kingdom of God Shows Up at Work (Luke 1-5)
Bible Commentary

The Kingdom of God shows up at work in the Christmas story and beyond in the book of Luke.

Christmas Scriptures: Looking for God at Work: Matthew 2 and Luke 2 Sermon Notes
Sermon Notes

Overview:Advent is a time of spiritual preparation, anticipation, looking for God’s coming into our experience as...

Shining a Spotlight on What Christmas Is All About
Daily Reflection

At our house, we love our Christmas movies and Christmas specials. During Advent, we watch Elf and the original animated...

Keeping Christmas Well: Like Ebenezer Scrooge
Daily Reflection

In the first stave of Charles Dickens’ classic story, A Christmas Carol, Ebenezer Scrooge didn’t have much...

O Come, All Ye Faithful
Daily Reflection

The focal prayer of Advent is: "Come, Lord!" Remembering the yearning of Israel, we prepare to celebrate the first...