The wintry months of December and January are synonymous with one sport in particular: ice-skating. Though our mild winters generally no longer allow us to enjoy gliding over frozen ponds, canals and lakes, our predecessors certainly could, and took full advantage.
We are immersed in God. The Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit surround us. The Holy Trinity made us, holds us in being and shares divine life with us. God is the frame for all that happens to us, everything we do.
John in his prison had heard what Christ was doing . The advent of the Lord makes itself known in the deepest dungeon. That the saviour is so near delights all who have been hoping for him including those who are suffering.