Since the beginning of time, people have looked for signs of approval from God. Sacrifices were offered to win that approval and receive a sign of that approval from God.
In the Old Testament, God gave signs of his approval and love to Abraham, Moses, and David, etc. But the ultimate sign is the virgin who will give birth to the Messiah. That was fulfilled in Mary’s giving birth to Jesus.
Since we have received the grace of this sign in baptism, we are called upon to be signs to all we meet. Let us be good and inviting signs to all.
- Fr. Carl
When we give alms, we should
think that we are giving to our Lord,
and not to the poor. We often think
we are relieving a poor person, and we
find it is our Lord.
The Saint Cure D’Ars