Why did Jesus Come? 9

Answer #1: In order to save us and reconcile us with God.

The Church teaches—and our own experience confirms it—that we live in a world of sin. We need look no further than the chaos of the last century or the heaviness in our own hearts to see sin’s effects.

Yet, as hard as it is for us to imagine, More…

Baby Tears Came Down from Heaven 2

Dostoevsky once wrote that the tears of a baby are greater than the order of the universe; a powerful insight into the dignity of human life, but an insight parents probably would rather not have to think about at three in the morning when the tears start flowing.

Yet, as hard as it is to get out of bed at three A.M., parents know they must, for there is nothing more dependent on the love and care of others than an infant.

It was no different for the baby Jesus. More…

The Eucharistic Message of the Child in the Manger 1


It’s remarkable that even though the infant Jesus couldn’t speak, from the first moment of his birth, he was proclaiming that he is the Bread of Life. It’s as if is impatient to institute the Eucharist.

The word Bethlehem in Hebrew means “house of bread” and it’s also no coincidence that Jesus rested in a feeding trough—a “manger” sounds much more quaint, but that’s what it was.

So let’s take a moment to pause and reflect on Jesus, the Bread of Life.