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The Journey to the Manger

“The Advent and Christmas season, let us not allow the flurry of events around us to disturb our inner peace and joy. Let us keep our hearts and mind focused on the scene of the first Christmas in Bethlehem.” This season of Advent, I let myself be carried away by the mystery of faith. (The…