Be Present to What Matters Most

Week 4, Day 5

Brian Greenfield is a Catholic evangelist with a strong background in youth and young adult ministry. He is currently the director of campus ministry at Jesuit High School in Tampa, and is a speaker for Hard as Nails Ministry. Brian lives in Spring Hill, Florida, with his wife and their two children.

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There’s just a couple of days left until Christmas. We’ve come a long way during our time together.

We began to ask those big questions about life and sought out to live a better way.

We learned about becoming the-best-version-of-ourselves, and we spent the last week figuring out how we do it.

With Christmas only a couple days away, some of you may feel like you still need to make changes. That’s OK. There’s still time. It’s never too late to choose to be the-best-version-of-yourself.

Hopefully you’ve been able to recognize what you really want out of Christmas, and eliminated some of the distractions.

You can do this.

You can recognize what matters most and what matters least. You can have a great Christmas. You’re well on your way to becoming the-best-version-of-yourself.

Now’s the time to live it!

Let’s spend these last days of Advent investing in the things that matter most.

Let’s be present to our loved ones.

Let’s spend some time in silence.

Let’s really celebrate the birth of God, who loves us.

Christmas is only 2 days away. Let’s take what we have learned this Advent and live it out:

  • We asked big questions about who we are and why we are here.
  • We explored the best way to live, realizing the importance of our legitimate needs and our deeper desires.
  • We found that becoming the-best-version-of-ourselves is the surest way to happiness, not only for ourselves, but also for the people we love.
  • Finally, this week we explored the best practical tool in becoming the-best-version-of-ourselves: recognizing what matters most and what matters least so that we can say “yes” to the most important things.

You know what matters most. Let’s be present to our loved ones. Let’s spend time with Jesus in the classroom of silence. Let’s celebrate Christmas!


Don’t just wrap presents. Be present.


Focus on what matters most this Christmas.


Jesus, help me to be present to my loved ones and to you this Christmas.