What a joy is the Christmas season and a mother's gaze! Thanks to the liturgical calendar and our www.reclaimsunday.net outreach we experienced the deeper truth of the preciousness of
life when in harmony of the Church cycle. How meaningful it is to still behold the manger scenes and listen to moving Christmas hymns all the while trying to integrate our Catholic identity into our lives thru the grace that is from God. With today
the Baptism of The Lord we consider the true impact of our baptism and that of others. Pope Francis unveiled: "Every child who is born is a gift of joy and of hope, and every child who is baptized is a miracle of the faith and a feast for the family
of God." (@news_va_en) So as we consider your miracle, let us join to pray for all those yet to experience the waters of rebirth. The Magnificat instructs: "Whenever we look at our sins we see Someone looking at us with love. We can face our sins because
of the gaze of that face." p.163-January 2014. As we travel forward into Ordinay Time, may the gaze of all tenderness warm our hearts where the light of Christ has yet to be fully received. God bless our visitors here and if you could let's remember
our God parents this Sunday. Forward with courage!