The Lord is near. Have no anxiety at all…the peace of God that surpasses all understanding will guard your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus. As we near the feast of Christmas, we may feel more stress. There seems to be so much to be done. Yet, we are called to remember Christmas is not one day. Not only is it an entire liturgical season, but in fact, it is part of everyday life. St. Francis reminded us that in the Eucharist “every day Christ comes down to us, as when He descended from the Father’s throne into the womb of the Virgin Mary.” If He’s willing to enter this world every day, why should we be anxious about all the loose ends. God will take care of us!
This week we continue the wonderful tradition of las posadas. If anyone had cause for anxiety, it was Mary and Joseph, seeking a place to stay in the middle of a cold winter night. But they trusted that their child, the Messiah, would be born in just the right place. And so it happened. May God bless and keep you as we continue our own journey of Advent. Fr. Bobby
"Jesus keeps knocking on our doors, the doors of our lives. He doesn't do this by magic, with special effects, with flashing lights and fireworks. Jesus keeps knocking on our door in the faces of our brothers and sisters, in the faces of our neighbors, in the faces of those at our side." Pope Francis
@ArchbishopGomez: Friends, we need to practice the corporal and spiritual works of mercy - seeking contact with our Lord through serving others.