Why does the world pause at Christmas? To celebrate the birth of a king.
To each is given the manifestation of the Spirit for the common good.
And Peter said to them, “Repent and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins, and you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.
...much more will those who received the abundance of grace and the free gift of righteousness reign in life through the one man Jesus Christ.
The gift of faith gives us solidarity with God and with others.