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Embracing Faith Through Reflection: The Meaning of Christmas

By Katie Beckmann Mahon, Communications Manager

This week’s “Embracing Faith” article will focus on Embracing Faith through Reflection.

Embracing Faith Through Reflection

“For God so loved the world, that God gave the only begotten Son, that whosoever believes in Jesus Christ should not perish, but have everlasting life.” -John 3:16

Throughout the world, people are currently doing last-minute preparations for their Christmas celebrations.

Whether it’s wrapping gifts, shopping for that final present, preparing a meal, or traveling to see loved ones, the final days and hours before Christmas can be a hectic time for many people.

Regardless of how you prepare for Christmas and view this day, it is important to remember that tomorrow is a day to celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ, as well as bring you peace and hope.

Many of us get so caught up with the commercial aspect of Christmas, as well as the stresses that the season often brings us that we often neglect to pause and reflect on the meaning of this day.

Instead of concentrating on the commercial aspect of Christmas, take a moment to reflect on what this day is truly about.

· Celebrating the birth of Jesus Christ

· Spending time with family and loved ones

· Thanking God

· Giving back to those in need

· Showing gratitude and compassion to others

· Making loved ones happy

The Sisters of Saint Dominic of Blauvelt, New York, wish you and your loved ones a blessed Christmas.


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