Dear Followers and Friends of Jesus,
May I take this occasion to wish you and your loved ones a very Merry Christmas! The birth of the Son of God into our world is THE game changer for all eternity. It is in the birth of Jesus Christ as our Lord and Savior that the Kingdom of God is at hand. In the person of Jesus, we have the real opportunity in our everyday lives to touch, embrace, and embody divine life, love, mercy, hope, and joy. In response, we join the angels in singing, “Glory to God in the highest and on earth peace to people of good will!”
The mystery of the incarnation is so deep and wide that it will take us days and weeks to begin to fathom that God so loved the world that he sent his only Son into the world, not to condemn the world, but that the world might be saved through him (John 3:16-17). We will ponder this great Christmas mystery through the octave of Christmas, the 12 days of Christmas, and then through Christmastide to the Feast of the Baptism of the Lord.
May we be bearers of the Christmas Christ to all whom we encounter and accompany in this holy season of Christmas. May God bless you with the Christmas gifts of good health and abundant joy!