A Reflection for the Fourth Sunday of Advent

The best Christmas crib ever! Once, when I was working in a remote part of Kenya, I got the opportunity to visit Rome. Wandering around the city, I was enthralled to see Christmas cribs with beautifully-carved wooden figures. 'Wouldn't it be wonderful to bring back one crib to Bura-Tana in the Coast Province? The people would be very pleased,' I thought. However, when I looked at the price, I decided that my money would be better spent on helping the people themselves.

A Reflection for the Third Sunday of Advent

Advent is a time of expecting and getting ready.  We are challenged to be converted. Like the people in the gospel today, we wonder what we must do.            Jesus comes to us in three different ways.

A Reflection for the Second Sunday of Advent

After his conversion, St. Paul was consumed by the notion of the imminent arrival of the Parousia. Every morning could be the day of the return of the triumphant Christ. Paul shared this expectation with the members of the churches...