Fr. Larry Richards is the founder and president of The Reason for our Hope Foundation, a non- profit organization dedicated to "spreading the Good News" by educating others about Jesus Christ. His new homilies are posted each week.
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The Gift of Christmas is that we can know God through Christ. This is truly the gift that keeps on giving, as every day we can unwrap a new blessing. Being wrapped in God's presence, we truly experience the most wonderful life. When observing the early Church, there's a clear embodiment of the joy available exclusively in Christ. In Acts 2, Luke draws a powerful parallel between the joy and atmosphere on the first Christmas to that of the first Church community. They were giving praise to God and they were enjoying the favor from God. As they had been given favor, they also shared it, because a gift that great was too much to keep to themselves.