Dec. 4 – First Week – Thursday

rough-handsOne of the traditions we celebrate this time of year is the custom of gift-giving. We know that the Wise Men carried with them gifts of gold, frankincense and myrrh to offer the infant Jesus.

What traditions of giving do you celebrate in your family?

As you shop for gifts for loved ones, do you also remember those in need?

Consider volunteering together to serve a meal, taking those unused cans of veggies in the cupboard to the local food shelf or making a donation to your favorite charity.

Quote of the Day: “For God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, so that everyone who believes in him may not perish but may have eternal life.” John 3:16, NRSV

Gospel of the Day: Matthew 7:21, 24-27