Advent Calendar: Monday of the Second Week - The Season of Giving

by Jane Carver

"Through hope, we await the effect of His promises...What else do we need to be happy?" - Cure of Ars, TD2, December 4

Bells resound outside of grocery and department stores. Canned-goods are collected to give food to the needy. Everyone scrambles to find gifts for their loved-ones and wonders if their generosity will be well-received. Is this gift meaningful enough? Did I spend enough money?

Does all of this sound familiar?

We are reminded in the gospel these words of Our Lord: "If you who are evil know how to give good things to your children, how much more so your Father in Heaven?"  What does this mean for us at Christmas? I once heard in a sermon that at Christmas, the Child Jesus comes to GIVE. And because of this, we must ask for the greatest of graces! We must be bold and ask for everything that we need for ourselves and our loved ones. We are willing to be as generous as we can for those around us and even for strangers. How much more so does God who is infinitely good want to give us an abundance of His grace on this great feast day!

- by Jane Carver





Jane Carver
Jane Carver

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Jane Carver is an associate editor and translator for Angelus Press. She has a B.S. in Biology with a minor in chemistry and physics from Washburn University. Previously, Jane worked in clinical research before spending four years in Europe where she learned German and French. Jane is honored to work for this organization in its apostolate of promoting traditional Catholic literature.


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