God brought us to life together with Christ … and seated us together in heaven in Christ.  – Eph 2:5-6

Reflection.  Faith and life — these are nothing less than the realities in which we are immersed, and they are the goals to which we would draw attention.  Keep them particularly in mind during the coming happy occasion. – Pope Paul VI

Prayer.  O Lord, the celebration of Christmas draws near.  Help me to view this feast in the perspective of my faith.  Let me celebrate with joy.