Posted on December 12, 2019 in: Reflections, Advent
Although we know this is a joyful season many people struggle to find joy at Christmas. This is because we, as individuals and as a culture, confuse joy with “feeling good”. As a culture we are inundated with ads that encourage us to feel good all the time and amass everything/anything it takes to make our lives happier. The truth the advertisers do not share is, no amount of material items, comforts or conveniences can compensate for a lack of joy people experience at the core of their being, deep in their soul. The source of our joy is not in what we have, rather it lies in “Emmanuel,” the name which means “God is with us” (Matt. 1:23).
Posted on August 04, 2022 in: Reflections, Vocations
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