Solemnity of Mary | World Day of Peace | New Year's Day

January 1, 2013

Greetings of peace this Advent season!  


Below you will find a short reflection for today, the first day of the new year. We encourage you to share this reflection by forwarding this email to others who you think might appreciate it.


Solemnity of Mary - World Day of Peace - New Year's Day

By Donna Toliver Grimes

Numbers 6:22-27 | Galatians 4:4-7 | Luke 2:16-21


"When they saw this, they made known what had been told them about this child; and all who heard it were amazed at what the shepherds told them. But Mary treasured all these words and pondered them in her heart." ~Luke 2:17-19


We live in a world full of words, though most of them are meaningless. In the presence of advertising hype, subliminal messages, sound bites spun in any and every direction and a culture of communication comprised of large doses of profanity and superficiality, miscommunication is the standard. Add to this the natural awkwardness of human relations and the damaging effects of sin and we simply drown in words.


Yet human beings need words to survive...


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In Christ's peace,


Johnny Zokovitch

Director of Communications, Pax Christi USA

P.S. To see more Advent and Christmas reflections from Pax Christi USA, click here.