The Christmas Season of goodwill is not the Peace of Christmas. For the latter to happen, our peace must first be thoroughly disturbed.
Advent starts with a lowly girl from Galilee, who believed in God's power to do the impossible. We must follow Mary's example.
Every authentic encounter with God is through a door of humbleness. God came in humbleness and we must be humble.
Christmas we celebrate God's coming to us in the birth of Jesus. Don't be blinded by the Christmas celebrations to the full implications of Advent.
Jesus is the ground of being and and the revelation of God's person. If we accept this we are incorporated into God's plan.
God makes the first move to bring peace between us and Him. Once right with God we can be peacemakers.
Joseph believed the miracle of the virgin birth because an angel appeared to him in a dream.
To God's revelation in Christ one can respond with hostility, indifference or keen to explore what it is all about like the Magi.
The creator of this immense universe is thinking of us. That is why the Word was made flesh.
Who were the Magi and what motivated them to visit a baby born in a far away foreign country?