It’s easy to let a post-Christmas lull take over. Resting after the flurry of the holiday definitely feels good, and helps us recharge. But we have much more to do in the new year! So let’s take time to savor the joy and hope of the holiday – they will “fuel” our hearts to press on in God’s work.
“May we not ‘spend’ Christmas or ‘observe’ Christmas, but rather ‘keep’ it.”
“But when the kindness and love of God our Savior appeared, he saved us, not because of righteous things we had done, but because of his mercy. He saved us through the washing of rebirth and renewal by the Holy Spirit, whom he poured out on us generously through Jesus Christ our Savior, so that, having been justified by his grace, we might become heirshaving the hope of eternal life. This is a trustworthy saying. And I want you to stress these things, so that those who have trusted in God may be careful to devote themselves to doing what is good. These things are excellent and profitable for everyone.”