“I invite all Christians, everywhere, at this very moment, to a renewed personal encounter with Jesus Christ.” – Pope Francis in Evangelii Gaudium, or The Joy of the Gospel This Advent, prepare to celebrate Jesus’ arrival as an infant born into poverty in the small village of Bethlehem. He brings us the good news that God loves us and calls us to give of ourselves to others. Let the example of Pope Francis, as he models the humility and generosity of our Savior, inspire you. Reflect on the pope’s teachings, accompanied by Scripture, prayer, and action. Then go out and share the message: Jesus Christ is born!