Category: Advent & Christmas

Living in the Last Days

The following brief commentary from the First Letter of Peter, Chapter 4 is lightly edited with permission of the author, Dr. Daniel Keating, from his book, Catholic Commentary on Sacred Scripture: 1 Peter, 2 Peter, and Jude, published by Baker Academic, 2011. While it was written from a Roman Catholic perspective, the material can be beneficial […]

Maranatha! – Come, Lord Jesus!

– by Don Schwager The expression “Maranatha!” was a key watchword and prayer among the early Christians. It is an Aramaic word which is a combination of two words “marana – tha” which literally mean “the Lord comes” or in the imperative case “Come, Lord!” Paul the Apostle used this Aramaic word at the end […]

Just Imagine

Just imagine a day when every tear will be wiped from your eyes – a day when there will be no more pain, no more crying, no more death anymore!!   All that is dark will be made light.  All sadness will be turned to joy.  All discouragement and despair will be transformed into hope.   This is heaven. […]

The King and His Kingdom

– by David Quintana During this Advent we focus on the King and His Kingdom.   We know that with Jesus’ invasion of this earth 2000+ years ago that the Kingdom has come – but we also know that it is also clear that it is not yet present fully.   So we Christians, we believers in […]

Watching, Waiting and All That Jazz

Advent is a season of watching, of waiting, of meditating on what it means for us as Christians to be prepared.

Praising the Names of Jesus

It is especially in the final week of Advent that our attention is fixed on the messianic promises proclaimed by the ancient prophets of Israel.

The Gift of the Magi

This story is like a parable – it illustrates common everyday images and characters and weaves a story with a surprising ending. It is a story of unselfish love which is like the gifts given by the three wise men, called the Magi, who were led by a star to Bethlehem.

Jesus: a portrait of humility

Who is more helpless than a newborn child? Yet Jesus did not hesitate to share in our humanity, and his birth was only the first manifestation of his humility

Maranatha! – Come, Lord Jesus!

The expression “Maranatha!” was a key watchword and prayer among the early Christians. Many Christians today use this expression during the Advent season.