Indeed, faith and hope will end when we die,
whereas love, that is, charity, will last for eternity.
In that blessed [Christmas] night also Joseph became the patron, the vicar, and the patriarch of the whole Catholic Church. It is certain, St. Athanasius tells us, that the stable where Jesus was born is ‘a figure of the Church, whose altar is the manger, whose vicar is Joseph, whose ministers are the shepherds, whose priests are the angels, whose great High-Priest is Jesus Christ, and whose throne is the Blessed Virgin.
— Edward Healy Thompson, p. 233
Every stranger that knocks at our door is an opportunity to meet Jesus Christ.
(Pope Francis (via Twitter))