Monthly Archives: December 2015

December 31

New Years Eve  Reflection God is the God of our yesterdays as well as our tomorrows. We look at the  year that has passed with its difficulties as well as its joys and give thanks; we look toward the year to

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December 30

Reflection  Jesus did not come exclusively for people with white skin, nor did he come only for black people. He did not come simply for Europeans or just for people in other parts of the world. Christ came for the

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December 29

  Reflection Yesterday was the traditional Feast of the Holy Innocents, those children who according to the Gospel story were killed at the order of King Herod in order to protect his own power and domination. We may read the gospel

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December 28

Reflection “Christmas is not a day, it’s a season. The calendar of commerce exalts the preparation for Christmas then recognizes no time for letting Christmas develop naturally afterward. This creates a real psychic rupture that is felt not just our

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December 27

Feast of the Holy Family Reflection When we think of the Holy Family, we usually limit our thoughts to the family of Jesus, Mary and Joseph. Yet, Christmas teaches that God is at home with us. “We are one in

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December 26

Reflection The very scandal of Christianity lies in the fact that it sees divinity in humanity. It’s a hard idea to swallow.  Every major religion recognizes the role of the Creator in the development of life. …Gods everywhere look down

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December 25

Christmas Day Reflection “Joy to the world! The Lord is come!” The light shines in the darkness.  We believe that darkness cannot overcome it.  We know that, in our hearts and the hearts of many, the message of light still speaks.

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December 24

Christmas Eve  Reflection  Christmas Eve has its special memories. There is a special aura to it. It surfaces in memory our excited anticipation as children, the smell of a real tree in the house, gifts and family. We imagine snow and

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December 23

Reflection We have many reasons this Advent to be discouraged. We wonder where we have strayed as a people from justice, love and humility. There is darkness in our lives that needs a sign of newness to encourage us to

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December 22

December 22   Reflection We know now that we are all related in our origins from that primal matter which fashioned our planet. Yet, we are not just creatures “fashioned from the dust”. Rather we are permeated with the Creative

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