MERRY CHRISTMAS. May this Christmas season bring you peace and joy
What a joy to celebrate the birthday of Jesus, our Lord and Savior! He is here, our God with us. Let us rejoice for God lives among us. He is one of us, and shares our destiny.
Good News and great joy to all the world; today our Savior Christ the Lord is born. This joy is to be shared. Let us pray to Jesus our Lord that Christmas may be a feast of joy for all our families and for all people far and near, to those who are happy and to those who hunger and suffer. Let us pray that today may be a feast of faith for those who know the Lord and for those who do not yet know Him. That today may become a feast of peace for those divided by quarrels, for countries divided by war. Let us pray for those who are thrown out of work, that they may find soon a way to make a living for them and for their families.
God of mercy, you are so near to us that Jesus, your Son, born of the Virgin Mary, becomes one of us as our God with us. He looks so much like us that we are afraid not to recognize Him when He passes among us. May we truly discover Him in the poor and those in need and even in ourselves, in our weakness, that He may take us by the hand and lead us to you, our Father.