As we walk closer to the birth of Jesus, we take heart in the spirit of hope and rejoicing that surround us. Fr. Dan Riley, ofm, reflects on the promise of God before us and the Christ child coming to us soon. To learn more about Mt. Irenaeus Franciscan Retreat, visit www.mounti.com. Music, "You Are Child," by Fr. Cyprian Consiglio (used with permission). Recorded Dec. 13, 2014. Podcast #99.