Christmas Message 2018
My dearest Sisters and Brothers in Christ Jesus,
There is a meme floating about the internet with variations of the following theme:
Want to keep the Christ in Christmas,
Feed the hungry,
Welcome the stranger,
Comfort the afflicted,
Care for the outcast,
Forgive your enemies,
And share with all love, joy, and peace.
The words are often shared with a picture of a Nativity scene or an icon of the Blessed Virgin Mary.
The point is to debunk both the foolhardy notion that there is a “war on Christmas” in 21 st century America and the materialistic focus of the season. It is a call back to the teaching and very person of Jesus Christ, the Incarnate One.
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