Tell both stories well

First, of course, is the Gospel story: the prophets’ promise of a Messiah, the herald of that Messiah, the arrival of that Messiah, the visit of the Magi, and the Messiah’s brief but world-changing ministry. The second story is your own. By that, I don’t mean the annual recitation of parish history or renewal of local traditions. I mean how the Gospel story is touching down in real lives today. … ...