“The One Who is seated on the throne of heaven is laid in a stable. A God Who is beyond access is touched by hands of human beings!” – St. John Chrysostom

 

“After the annual celebration of the Paschal Mystery, the Church has no more ancient custom than celebrating the memorial of the Nativity of the Lord and of His first manifestations, and this takes place in Christmas Time” (Universal Norms, 32).

 

On the Vigil the word was proclaimed by the angel of the Lord to the shepherds and to us on that holy night, “For behold, I proclaim to you good news of great joy that will be for all people. For today in the city of David a savior has been born for you who is Christ and Lord.”

 

On Christmas we once again give thanks and glory to God for the greatest gift ever given: out of love for us God became man for our sake.

 

From the wisdom of Bishop Robert Brom, “Christmas has become the Feast of Gifts. Let us imitate our God who has given himself to us in Jesus, by giving ourselves to each other as a gift of love.”

 

 

May the peace and joy of Christmas be with you. And in thanksgiving and gratitude may we all live the true meaning of Christmas every day of our lives in giving of ourselves as gift in imitation of  Christ Jesus, the Light of the World. 

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