The message of the First Reading and Gospel helps us understand St. Nicholas’ desire to serve the poor and needy. Jesus, whose love is overflowing, inspired Nicholas to give generously to others. Instead of seeking gifts today, read about St. Nicholas and decide how your family might share its resources with the poor. Today’s Readings: Isaiah 25:6–10a; Psalm 23: 1–3a, 3b–4, 5, 6; Matthew 15:29–37.
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