ADVENT 2015: Reflection for Christmas Eve, December 24

by Nancy Small Pax Christi USA Ambassador of Peace 2 Samuel 7:1-5, 8-11, 16 | Luke 1:67-79 In a beautiful prophecy of what is to come, Zechariah speaks of the saving power of God throughout the ages, saying, "Blessed are you, God of Israel, for you have visited and redeemed your people and have raised … Continue reading ADVENT 2015: Reflection for Christmas Eve, December 24

CHRISTMAS 2014: Reflection for Christmas Day

by Ched Myers Isaiah 62:1-5 | Acts 13:16-17, 22-25 | Matthew 1:1-25 (Readings are for the Vigil Mass) As tempting as it may be, we ought not skip over those boring "begats" that form the prologue to Matthew's Christmas story. For this "family tree", despite rarely getting airtime in holiday pageantry, has a few surprises … Continue reading CHRISTMAS 2014: Reflection for Christmas Day