December 19, 2016 A.D.
“There’s a difference between a house and a home
And even a bigger difference between a Christian home and a non-Christian home
Your home is a reflection of you
And you are called to be a reflection… of Jesus”
A Friend of Medjugorje, The Resting Place
Our Lady said on June 5, 1986:
Medjugorje visionary Marija was walking through the living room of the founder of Caritas and his wife’s home late one evening a few years ago. The founder of Caritas was up late reading in front of the fireplace. Marija turned to him and said, “There is so much peace in this home.”
In this Christmas time when we visit the homes of family and friends, and likewise, when family and friends visit us, do they know upon entering our homes that they are in the home of a Christian? Moreover, do they know they are in the home of an apostle of Our Lady? Meditate and reflect upon what in your home needs to be changed, and what needs to be “Christianized.” Does our home bring peace to others when they enter? Christmas is more than decorating for one day of the year. It is about Who is born that day, and Who lives on the rest of the year. Jesus lives on, with Mary His Mother. Beginning with Christmas, may your home reflect that life of Jesus and Mary the rest of the year.
In the Love of the Holy Family,
Caritas of Birmingham
Operated by the Community of Caritas
P.S. Remember the special Novena to Free Our Lady, which begins on Christmas Eve, and Ends on January 1. Spread this far and wide. Visit here for information…
2 thoughts on “Beginning with Christmas…”
It’s so beautiful & the picture of Our Lady is charming. Thank you all for publishing such. Let the peace of Jesus & Our Blessed Mother be with you all. God Bless you, Fernando from Colombo,Ceylon.
Love the picture and mantle. God is good. O so printing this off to remember. Thank you Friend of Medjugorje.