NEW HOPE, NEW HEART
“Within a short few weeks we will celebrate once again the birthday of Jesus Christ, Our Saviour. We do so with great joy and happiness because His life gives meaning, purpose and hope to our lives. His coming among us means that we can now make sense of our lives.
WE CAN NOW MAKE SENSE OF OUR LIVES
‘A Light in our darkness’ He teaches us how to live, speaks to us about the kingdom of God and the happiness we will find in it. He comes to us in love, and He tells us about our eternal destiny in Heaven. Because He took on our human flesh, He understands our weaknesses, our fears, our hopes – what pleases us – what makes us happy – everything about us. So if he asks us to follow Him – if He says He knows a better way of life for us, a way of life which will give us peace and happiness, we listen to Him and trust Him because He knows what human beings need, what is best for us.
OUR GREAT DIGNITY
In becoming one of us He reveals to us that we have a loving Father, that we are all God’s children. That is our great dignity. He shows us the respect of accepting each one of us as we are and calls on us to extend to all those we meet in life the respect and love they merit as the children of God they are.
God becoming man is good news, news which should give us new hope, new heart, new courage, the strength to continue struggling to live as He has called us to live. Lord, we welcome you with joy into our hearts and homes this Christmas.
A happy and blessed Christmas to all our readers.”
– This article was published in “Saint Martin Magazine” issue December 2012. For subscriptions please visit http://www.stmartin.ie (external link).