So much of life seems troubled these days. Wherever we turn, we see the challenges and suffering of our world. From the tragedy of domestic violence to the brutality of war, we cry out for peace. Our own personal lives long for more peace. It can, so often, seem that the world is just “one big mess.”
The first Christmas did not happen at a perfect time and in a perfect world. The Christmas child was born in a “messy” world with all its hunger, suffering and violence.
What makes the first Christmas so joyful and full of hope is that God is born in such a messy world. The small infant born in Bethlehem is the Prince of Peace who comes to heal this broken world. No matter how dark and fearful things may get, Christmas says that Love will always be born into this world.
God will never leave this world. God is here and so we have hope and a reason to keep loving, praying and working together.
You are warmly invited to join us at our Parish Masses and celebrations this Christmas. We extend to you and all your family our best wishes and prayers for a joyful, holy and peaceful Christmas.