09 Christmas Gifts

What’s the best Christmas gift you ever got?

Hi, this is Fr. Rocky with another Advent Inspiration.

I’m a very lucky guy, and I have received many wonderful Christmas gifts over the years, but the ones that brought me the most joy weren’t the ones I got, but the ones I gave.  I think you know what I mean.

Think about it for a moment. Is there someone in your life –  a relative, a parent, a brother, a sister, a child, a neighbor, a co-worker, a spouse –  who is missing you? Who is lonely?  Can you call them? Can you visit them? Can you send them a Christmas card? Can you forgive them? Can you overcome your fear, stop grinding the axe and bury the hatchet? Just remember those golden words, “For it is in giving that we receive.”

This Christmas, go ahead and splurge and give of your time, your heart, and your affection, just like Jesus did when he came to earth to save us from our sins and to save us from ourselves 2,000 years ago. And you will have a very Merry Christmas!


Thanks for joining us on this journey. If you have missed a previous Advent Inspiration, you can find all of them here.

Rev. Francis J. Hoffman, "Fr. Rocky" is the Executive Director/CEO of Relevant Radio and a priest of Opus Dei.