I slammed the door on Joseph and Mary the other night. That was after I threatened to slap them. It wasn’t a renunciation of faith, but an expression of it, however. I was participating in my first Las Posadas celebration and playing the part of an innkeeper.
I don’t know about you, but sometimes when I pray, nothing seems to happen. I don’t hear any big, booming voices. I either think I must pray harder or use different words. Does God even hear me? Is this whole Christian life a sham?!
It sounds cranky, gloomy, even angry. Christianity teaches that we human beings can’t help making a huge mess of things.
On the Feast of Our Lady of Loreto we bring our focus to the Santa Casa or Holy House of the Blessed Virgin Mary, the site of the conception of Jesus Christ.
Christmas is still weeks away, and already we're exhausted.