Christmas is all about GRACE

Grace is the central theme of the Christian faith.  There is nothing you have in this life (or the life to come) that is anything but grace.  We know that Christmas should be a wonderful time of reflection and recollection, but is it?  Grace is the hallmark of this and every season of the year, but do you understand the grace that God has bestowed upon you?  It was grace, unmerited favor, that caused God to hang the world in space.  It was grace, something needed but not deserved, that dispatched the angel Gabriel to make the wondrous announcement to the virgin maiden Mary.  It was grace, “God’s Riches At Christ’s Expense” that sent Jesus into the world to be “the Lamb of God that takes away the sin of the world.”