Christmas Eve 2010

I wasn’t sure HOW to conclude my Advent contemplations (beginning with my retreat at St. Joseph’s Abbey) so I went to the bookshelf and pulled a copy of Mother Angelica’s Little Book of Life Lessons and Everyday Spirituality and found this cathedral stone!

Light & Faith
I believe if we want this world to stop going to hell, if we really want to do something about the darkness—then you have to light the light. There is no other way to banish darkness. You can sit in a dark room and fuss and complain about it, but all you have to do is turn on a light. God has placed us all in a dark room, hoping that we will have sense enough to turn the light on and not yell and scream and panic over the darkness, because we know where the light is—we know who the light is! And we have Him. The tragedy of this age will be if those who have the light do not let it shine. Christians of all denominations have literally put the light under a bushel.

Welcome, Once-a-Year Parishioners!: It is not mere nostalgia, courtesy or routine that fills church pews on Christmas Eve.

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