The Messiah and Advent

Submitted by munir on Tue, 12/08/2020 - 13:04

The Christian observance of Advent is for the preparation for Christmas. It is a time when Christians reflect on the Hebrew Bible, the promises of God, and their fulfillment in Jesus of Nazareth. A common theme in Advent observances is the coming of the Messiah. In many ways, the notion of the Messiah has caught the imagination of generations of Christians.

What is Advent, anyway?

Submitted by munir on Thu, 12/03/2020 - 14:34

Advent began this year on Sunday, Noember 30. Most Catholics, even those who don’t often go to Mass, know that Advent involves a wreath with some candles, possibly a “calendar” of hidden chocolates, and untangling strings of Christmas lights.

 

But Advent is more than that. Here are a few points that might help you have a great Advent this year:

 

What is Advent?

 

'You are the salt and light of the Earth'

Submitted by munir on Fri, 11/27/2020 - 09:40

In Matthew 5:13-16, Jesus said, "You are the salt of the earth, but if salt has lost its taste, how shall its saltiness be restored? It is no longer good for anything except to be thrown out and trampled under people's feet. You are the light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hidden. Nor do people light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on a stand, and it gives light to all in the house. In the same way, let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father who is in heaven.”

Living the Reality of the Kingdom of Christ

Submitted by munir on Sun, 11/22/2020 - 19:30

The annual solemnity provides a much-needed corrective against the perennial temptation to view the world through the lens of earthly power and squeeze our understanding of God into that prism.

 

The Solemnity of Christ the King is an occasion for us every year to recalibrate our lives to the reality of Christ’s kingdom and to follow the criteria Christ gives us to enter it, live in it and proclaim it. 

 

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Is famine next door?

Submitted by munir on Sun, 11/22/2020 - 11:48

There have been reports by various sources stating that some countries in the world are drifting towards hunger. This situation raises eyebrows and causes eyes to be welling with tears.

 

With hunger in the offing, the world will definitely be shoved into an arena of instability leading to further violence, wars, crimes and insecurity.