What does it mean to be a family? How do we live it? Vatican 2 said "the family is, so to speak, the domestic church." Through family we learn the faith, through family we become ourselves. As Catholics our family extends beyond our immediate family into the whole world.
Glory to God in the highest and peace to people of good will, proclaimed the angels. But what do we mean by peace? How do we bring about peace in our lives? The message of Christmas is God came to establish peace to all people, shouldn't we try to live the peace he gave us?
Christmas is fast approaching, and we are all keenly aware. But what are we spending time preparing for during this Advent season? Are we truly preparing for God to come into our lives more fully? What does it mean to prepare for Christ's coming?