Christmas Message

“And this shall be a sign unto you; Ye shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger” (St. Luke 2:12).

Beloved Ones,

Once again our hearts prepare to encompass the beauty and wonder of Christmas. The birth of the Christ Child is something for which we have hoped and prepared. Each Christmas is the fruit of all the things that Jesus taught us to become. For He came to us not just as a beautiful story, He came to us as a Way. And His Way engenders an ever-increasing wonder of birth each year. Christmas is something to be truly lived.

As a mother is presciently aware of the growing of the babe within her womb, so too we seek to accommodate the wonder of Christ’s Increase in our souls. He is part of us all; His coming is within the whole human spirit. He would open in us new dimension – the wonder to live in this world as part of His heart, His gospel, His joy.

Our world needs Him – needs the moments of quiet depth and remembrance. Needs the touchstones of the miraculous and the innocent. But not only as something that happened long ago, but as something that is presciently alive – born in H