Christmas is delightful for children. The build-up to the big day, the anticipation of gifts and family gathered together. We adults get caught up in their joy. Children’s excitement upon unwrapping presents makes us excited too. O, let’s admit: Christmas is something that we all truly need.
Amidst all of the challenges, and sometimes darkness, in our lives let there be light. I give you the message of the angels.
The great joyful news of Christmas is that God has given us light, His Light, in which we can see reality as He sees it, a light in which we can see and love ourselves and others, just as God sees and loves us. That is something that is quite amazing, a light so powerful that it cuts through all of the gloomy clouds of darkness looming over us, especially in the past 2 years. We celebrate that light, the light of the coming of God to us in the loveliness of Mary, Joseph, and Jesus in the manger.
On Christmas Day, we will hear St. John presenting to us Christmas in his own way:
In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God. All things came to be through Him, and without Him nothing came to be.
God gave us a gift we will never be able to repay. God offered us hope and love, He gave us His Son! Receive God’s Son and open His gift to you.
May you be blessed this Christmas in a very special way by receiving all that God wants to give you this Christmas and in all of the days that follow. I wish you a happy and blessed Christmas.