Merry Christmas to everyone on this 25th day of December, 2019. Today we celebrate the birth of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, who poured Himself into our humanity. This idea of “pouring” is fundamental to our Christian faith, We were put here to know, love and serve God. In order to do this, we are called to give our lives away in service to others and this means pouring out the very best of who we are as Christians by using our charisms. These are special gifts given to us by God to help bring about His kingdom in the world. The seven gifts from the Holy Spirit inform and empower our special gifts. The stronger we are in the gifts of the Holy Spirit the stronger our charisms will be made present in all we do. The natural consequence of this is bringing others closer to Jesus. We are called to enter into the incarnation as members of the Body of Christ. On this day, let us ask for continued strength to always make Jesus present to others in our life.