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Dec 24, 2019

The Real Meaning of Christmas

You know it, but it’s worth saying…the real meaning of Christmas isn’t presents, food, or Santa. It’s not even about kindness and sharing good memories with our families. Christmas is all about Jesus coming to save us. Jackie and Bobby remind us of the true meaning of Christmas and share ideas for helping us center ourselves and our families on what’s actually important about this season: Christ’s incarnation:

  1. Read a book about the true meaning of Christmas. Jackie reads one book from Scott Hahn every year at Christmastime: Joy to the World: How Christ’s Coming Changed Everything (and Still Does)
  2. Remind yourself (and family members) that presents and gifts are a sign of God’s selfless generosity 
  3. Instead of falling into the materialism of the season, ask yourself what you can give to others in imitation of God’s self-donation. Can you give time, gifts, prayer?

God became flesh for the world, and while not everyone accepts or understands this, you can be a beacon of joy that reveals this mystery to your friends and family.  Mother Teresa said, “Joy is a net of love by which you can catch souls,” so let your Christmas joy shine a little extra this year!

Meet Jackie and Bobby Angel

Jackie and Bobby Angel

Jackie Francois Angel is a full-time worship leader and speaker. Bobby Angel is a campus minister and theology teacher at a Catholic high school. Married in 2013, they have three beautiful children and strive to grow in holiness each day!

See more videos from them here or visit their website.

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