United States Conference of Secular institutes


St. Francis Xavier

Matthew 8:5-11

Marathon runners all experience what they call “hitting the wall” while running a race, a point when it seems impossible to go on. Only those who can get over the “wall” can reach the finish line. In the same way, only those Christians who choose God’s path who walk in the light of the Lord and climb God’s holy mountain, will make it to the finish line. Advent is our time to climb the mountain. At Christmas we can enjoy the view from the top and celebrate the accomplishment of our efforts. What walls must I overcome in my life to be truly able to celebrate the feast of Christmas?