It is so easy to get confused and distracted on our journey of following Jesus.

We clutter up our path with so many "to do's" that we often end up doing very little except wandering in circles drowning in our own busyness.

This is why I love the straightforward writing of some of the saints.

They speak truth in a way that cuts through the cluttered nature of our modern lives.

Here, for instance, is Teresa of Avila on what really matters:

"When one reaches the highest degree of human maturity,

one has only one question left:

How can I be helpful?"

Take that into your Christmas season as your one and only focus.

See what happens.