In every age and nation, people hear the message of the star and find the Child who reveals the tenderness of God.
We prove whether or not we are truly free when we have to make decisions about good and evil. When we experience an injustice, we usually respond in one of two ways. Either we ignore the wrong, detach ourselves from it, and refuse to face it as an objective evil, or we allow the unpleasant experience to define us, and hatred and rage for our persecutors governs our actions thereafter.
We’ve longed for you in ages past; Can it be true You’ve come at last? I wonder still how this can be? Why have you selected me?
The devil tempts us and seeks to lead us astray. Hell is not necessarily the fire and brimstone suffering of the Bible, but rather a complete isolation from and lack of relationship with the Divine
Leave the glaring lights and noise behind, leave your watch and phone at home, walk away from all the troubles that confuse your weary mind.
"The glass marker installed the window, and then made his home in the village since he could not bear to leave it after the death of his son. I think that besides his son's grave being here, the stained glass window was the man's closest connection to his child, and that had something to do with it."
"I think the first thing I'll see will be the angels, happy angels with bright, shiny wings. I've always wanted to see angels, ever since I saw a picture on one of Mommy's Christmas cards...but real angels will be even prettier, right?"