There are many distractions this time of year, but during Advent and Christmas, the Church repeatedly points us toward Jesus’ proclamation of the Kingdom. How can we receive this announcement anew this Christmas? How do we see the glory of the Lord here and now, especially in the faces of the poor?
"The Lord was very clear in telling us that in the kingdom of God, as we experience it now, he reveals himself to us in the poor, and in the lonely, and in the outcast, and that's where we're to look for him. And if we're open to seeing him there, again, if we're humble enough to meet him as he reveals himself humbly, then something very beautiful is revealed to us. We experience something very powerful." -- Archbishop Lucas