Baptism with the Holy Spirit and Fire

Baptism with the Holy Spirit and Fire

Jesus is God’s very dear Son and his Christ.  His baptism authenticates him so.  And he will baptize whomever believes in him with the Holy Spirit and fire. Receiving prayerfully John’s baptism of repentance, Jesus shows once again that he is one with us...
Directions to Get to the King of Every Nation

Directions to Get to the King of Every Nation

Jesus is worthy to receive the worship of every nation on earth.  If those coming to worship him ask us where he is, do we know what directions to give them? Not rarely do we hear people say that many today are lost, and so need clear directions.  Such a saying comes...
Blessings through the Most Holy Name of Jesus

Blessings through the Most Holy Name of Jesus

As his name so indicates, Jesus is Savior.  And his salvation is the fulfillment of the blessings that the merciful God showers on us. Without doubt, it is the Lord who makes the Church grow (Acts 2,47; 1 Cor 3, 7).  And those who plant like St. Paul, and water like...
Home to Us and Home to Jesus Christ Also

Home to Us and Home to Jesus Christ Also

The Word becomes flesh and makes his dwelling among us.  He wants our home to be his also, though we are slow to understand and accept him. Mary and Joseph cannot find Jesus.  He is not in the caravan.   They do not see him among the relatives and acquaintances...
Connection, Meditation and Conversation

Connection, Meditation and Conversation

The child Jesus lying in the manger draws us to himself.  Connecting with him truly, we cannot but have connection with others. We warm up easily to the figure of the shepherd because of its connection to Christmas.  And one can safely bet that shepherds do not lack...

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