Communication Breakdown, Bumps in the Road, Basilica de la Sagrada Familia, Forerunners of Christ 12.19.19

  • Data shows digital communication is surpassing in-person/face-to-face encounters. God made us for communion with him and with others. Let’s not avoid discussions of Christ, especially at Christmas.
  • Father Matthew draws a lesson from enduring a simple annoyance for far too long! Do you avoid setting things straight? Sometimes a simple solution is necessary, even in the spiritual life.
  • Basilica in Barcelona still under construction: visionary architect Gaudi realized it would not be completed in his lifetime. Similarly, we wait with patience but not passivity during Advent. Keep moving forward, creating a place in our hearts for Christ to live.
  • Samson: a forerunner of Christ; parallels to John the Baptist.