Greeting and Family Matters for Sunday, December 9, 2018

Sometimes it seems like there are Christians who appreciate the true meaning of Christmas, while others focus on gifts and food and don’t even want to be wished a “Merry Christmas.” The prophet Malachi reminds us that the day of the Lord’s coming is not a day of smiles, but a day of purification, and this purification occurs among God’s people. We, the Church, are called to return to the Lord. As we prepare for the Lord’s coming, we would to look at the plank in our own eye and receive the purification and forgiveness of God with thankfulness.