Did you ever wonder whether Jesus gets bored at mass—mass after mass after mass, seven days a week, with all the additional masses on Sundays? Did you ever wonder, if not, why not? Did you ever think that maybe Jesus doesn’t get bored at mass because it’s His chance to be one with you? If you’ve been looking for a way to put new life in the liturgy, then check in with Eleanor, Brenda, and Randy this week as they seek to see mass as the invitation to a deeper encounter with our Beloved.
Did you ever wonder how to find joy in the present moment, even in ordinary time? Did you ever wish there was a safe, comfortable, quiet place where your kids could find God? Did you ever consider that the answers to those desires may be a lot closer than you think? If you feel ready to rock your concepts of time and space, then why not pop in and listen as Eleanor, Brenda, and Randy share lessons this week they’ve learned from their kids.
In Herod’s dungeon, John the Baptist, star of Advent, came to have his doubts even about Jesus. Dungeons and despots can have that effect. The triumph of John the Baptist, however, was that John’s darkness drew John ever closer to the One who is light. So push those prison bars aside, warm up the coffee, light up the Christmas candles, and join Eleanor, Brenda, and Randy as they continue to celebrate the God who came to us so we could more easily and intimately come to be with Him.
When Jesus is born in the stable. God is born not just prince but also pauper. Thus, Emmanuel, God with Us, can be trusted to be God with us in our poverty, God with us in our brokenness, and God with us in our pain. God really is God with us always. Why not seize the moment today to sit with Eleanor, Brenda, and Randy as they savor the God who dressed in rags and lay in a manager so we could be sure He would never, ever leave us alone.