"I’m participating in the Keeping Christ in Christmas Blog Carnival, hosted by Raising Little Saints, Truly Rich Mom and Arma Dei: Equipping Catholic Families. We'll be sharing different ways, tips, stories and real-life experiences that will help us focus on Jesus as the Reason for the Christmas season. Please scroll down to the end of the post to see the list of carnival entries.”
This week in mass, our priest talked with passion about "Keeping Christ in Christmas" and had
a simple suggestion of doing just that.
He said "Love one another as God loves you."
That was the message of Jesus when he walked this earth speaking of love.
It's just as relevant today as it was 2,000 years ago.
Our world would be vastly different if we obeyed the words of Jesus.
All we have to do is look around our homes, our neighborhoods, our communities and our nation to realize that we all fail in this mission.
We all fall short.
The good news is, that Jesus knew it would be difficult for man, therefore,
he preached repentance "for the kingdom of God is at hand".
We have a loving and merciful God.
So, how can we keep Christ in Christmas?
By loving others.
Our family & friends.
Our neighbors & acquaintances.
Our co-workers & bosses.
Our enemies and strangers.
If we became a nation of people who loved as God has asked us to do,
violence would drastically diminish,
unwanted babies would be born and taken care of,
children would feel safe from bullying,
very few would be homeless,
poverty and hunger would decrease,
the need for war would not exist,
feelings of jealousy, anger and rage would dissipate,
feelings of loneliness, depression and hopelessness would disappear.
Love, we are called to love.
To keep Christ in Christmas we need to stop loving ourselves so much
and do a better job at loving others.
Remember to check out the other links for this great link up hosted by
Tina from the Philippines, Monica from Canada, and Erika from USA!
Thank you ladies for bringing us all together to celebrate the only reason for Christmas~
the birth of our newborn King!
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