Wednesday, December 30, 2009

The True meaning of Christmas

What better way to celebrate the Christmas season than praying that the reason God became man - to give LIFE - would continue to effect our culture?

God came to earth that we might have life - beautiful life. Each life has deep meaning because God has stamped his presence into our existence. We witness this in a special way when we consider the Incarnation - the Word became flesh, and dwelt among us. Jesus, the God-man grew as single celled human, as a zygote, as a fetus. There's something worth meditating upon. And there we find the G0d's love, the purpose of Jesus' birth. God pursues us relentlessly, and even became one of us that we might know this truth. The Author of Life conquered death. Those who protect the dignity of human life defend this message - life belongs to God. Those who further the destruction of human life mock this message - and belittle the handiwork of the Almighty God. May the Lord's blessing give us a fresh spirit of defending the lives of the unborn this year. May He renew our hearts to do what we know we must: speak the truth in love and pray for His will.

These images are from Christmas Eve:
You can't tell, but the man with the blue coat has a baby in there!

Sometimes you need 5 blankets for your baby and a warm drink for yourself!

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Monday, December 7, 2009

The kind of people we're becoming, and what we can do about it

"The real choice in accepting or rejecting a child with special needs is between love and unlove; between courage and cowardice; between trust and fear. That's the choice we face when it happens in our personal experience. And that's the choice we face as a society in deciding which human lives we will treat as valuable, and which we will not...."

Read the rest of this fantastic speech by ARCHBISHOP CHARLES J. CHAPUT