The Value of the Mass

The Value of the Mass
Up to our own times, it has been the constant concern of supreme pontiffs to ensure that the Church of Christ offers a worthy ritual to the Divine Majesty, 'to the praise and glory of His name,' and 'to the benefit of all His Holy Church - Pope Benedict XVI, Summorum Pontificum

Saturday, December 22, 2007

Tidings of Comfort and Joy

My dear friends,

I haven't done a lot of blogging lately. With my new job and the joy of Christmas upon us I have been very busy. I have been thinking about this season that is readily upon us. What a great meditation this is. Remember that soon we will remember the day that our creator entered the created world for love of us. A child, so small and meek was almighty God. What a great mystery that the weight of all of creation rested on the shoulders of a babe. As we remember such a joyous day I urge you to give thanks for all God has given you. If He has given you great blessings such as family and friends be sure to spend time with them. If He has given you crosses, remember that those too are blessings, for even the blessed babe of Bethlehem was born to carry a cross.

I wish you all a blessed Christmas season I promise to post more after Christmas. In the meantime I leave you with these tidings of comfort and joy for the season.


Merry and Blessed Christmas

1 comment:

The Marshman Family said...

Friend, Sat this Christmas morning and listened to your links for comfort and joy. Thank you. Question: What if we weren't given crosses? Wouldn't that be so horrible? So empty and meaningless, no growth, no companionship in His sufferings. Crosses are the best presents. No drama intended, crosses must be carried very quietly. Opened up on a Christmas morning, a special gift just for you. Embrace it tightly and feel the warm wood on your cheek and the sweet aroma fills your nostrils. From discernment to, (I don't know, a really irritating traffic jam) crosses lift us out of this world and into His. Here's hoping that your Christmas present is as good as mine. Hope you can see it for what it is, throw your arms around it and carry it all the way to calvary. HAPPY CHRISTMAS ZACH!!!
M. Marshman