The Feast of Mary, the Mother of God

In these days since Christmas I have been asking some of the children to tell me one of the gifts they got for Christmas.  And of all the answers, I loved the one child who said, “I got a pillow” to which I responded is it a “My Pillow”?

Well no matter the Christmas gifts we might have received, the best Christmas gift ever given is Christ Himself.

Today, the Church honors the woman through whom the gift came into the world.

Mary gave birth not simply to the “long awaited Messiah,” in fact she gave birth to the Son of God who we have come to understand is fully human and fully divine.

On this New Year’s Day we celebrate not simply the Good News, but the best news!

GOD LOVES US more than we can even imagine, and the gift of Jesus, the gift of God’s love, we are also asked to give as a gift…

In a very real way, we must bring Jesus into the world through our words (our evangelization; our sharing the Great News), but also bring Jesus into the world through our lives of caring, sharing and so much more…

Lives that share the BEST NEWS EVER during this NEW YEAR, that God loves you and me and every person, we encounter every day of our lives…

May this new year bring us closer and closer to having 2020 vision when it comes to seeing God among us.  When it comes to being an instrument of God’s love, peace and so much more this New Year 2020.

Now that might just be the Best New Year’s Resolution for 2020 too.