Posted by: Bro Jer | December 25, 2010

Catholic New Media Advent Calendar with Joe Sales and BroJer

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Jerry Kohlbrand aka BroJer is active in prison ministry and is all over the Catholic social media sphere.  You can find him at CatholicPreachy.com and Bro Jer’s Blog.  Today he offers a podcast reflection about Christmas.  Thanks again to Jerry for his assistance in the background with this year’s advent calendar.

Joe Sales is a Canadian, Catholic blogger.  You can find his blog at iamjoesales.blogspot.com.  Today Joe brings us a very personal reflection on the meaning of Christmas to him.

When I first hear songs such as O Holy Night and Come All Ye Faithful, It really gets me excited for the Christmas season.

I honestly think with some people they get too caught up in the busyness and commercialization of Christmas. I wonder if there are people who lose sight of the real meaning behind Christmas.

In my heart and mind, I know that Christmas is the time where God sent his son to the world. There is nothing as joyous as witnessing the birth of Jesus.

Thinking of that last sentence about witnessing the birth of Jesus, I often wonder what it would be like to be one of the people in the world’s greatest miracle story ever. There’s the Shepherds, Three Wiseman, Joseph, Mary, and of course Jesus. It is so amazing just to know that this historic moment in time changed the world.

This season of Christmas has been a rough one for my family because it is the first Christmas without my Uncle Paul. I’ve done my best to be strong this holiday season for the sake of my family. There have been times when I’ve wanted to give up on everything around me that matters.

Just the other day, I took a walk to St Joseph’s parish which is located downtown and it was late at night. They have a really nice nativity scene display set up in front of the church. I prayed and I was a bit emotional but i focused on the baby Jesus. I found a lot of comfort in focusing on the baby Jesus. In that moment, the meaning of Christmas was re-ignited for me and came alive again in my own life.

I believe Christmas time should be a time to spend with family. Most importantly, it should be a time to focus on Jesus. This Christmas like any Christmas or holy day should be an invitation to return. When I say an invitation to return, I mean making things right with God. Go back to Church if you haven’t in a while, forgive others, just being Christ like in your own life.

In closing, I would like to wish you all a blessed Christmas and a spirit filled new year.

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Join us tomorrow for more reflections produced by great Catholic New Media personalities as we journey through the advent.

  1. Send me your feedback on the blog at catholicroundup.com by email at catholicroundup.com>catholicroundup@gmail.com or by calling 206-666-7374 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting              206-666-7374      end_of_the_skype_highlighting.
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