A little animated movie called The Greatest Miracle prompted these thoughts on going to Bethlehem this week:
We have a tremendous opportunity this week, as we enter into the glorious gift of the arrival of the Christ child, to truly prepare our hearts and cleanse our souls and celebrate the Greatest Miracle with a full surrender to its call. I keep hearing from readers and friends and strangers about long Reconciliation lines. Priests overjoyed by the added work!
It’s necessary for the sake of our souls. And it isn’t bad prep for an election year, either, at a time when so many self-identified Catholics are leading the way in making some radical changes in our culture—redefining marriage and liberty, reworking the concept of rights in violation of our consciences.