Washington D.C., Nov 27, 2012 / 12:37 pm
A successful Advent initiative in Washington, D.C., is urging people to use the true meaning of the Christmas season to learn more about the Catholic faith and grow closer to Christ.
In an online video, Cardinal Donald W. Wuerl of Washington, D.C., reflected that "when we think of Christmas, we think of gifts," because gift-giving is "one of the ways in which we show our love for the people around us."
"We are always looking for the right gift, the perfect gift," he observed. "Christmas is all about that great and perfect gift that is Jesus Christ."
To aid people in remembering that Christmas is an invitation to celebrate Christ's birth and grow in a relationship with him, the archdiocese is continuing its "Find the Perfect Gift" and "Regalo Perfecto" initiatives that were successfully debuted during Advent last year.