Let us all rejoice in the Lord, for our Savior has been born in the world. Today true peace has come down to us from heaven.
Hi Everybody! Bishop Callahan here to wish you a Merry Christmas!
Christmas is that special time of year when we go “outside ourselves” and attempt to do for others what God did for us so many years ago when He sent his only son to be with us. When Jesus was born on Christmas morn, our world was forever changed.
The irony of his birth – in a stable among the animals – gave cause, and still gives cause for many to doubt that He was really God’s son. From the ancient times the Israelites waited for the Messiah; Isaiah’s prophecy spoke of a baby, born in Bethlehem; born of a virgin; a son given to us, upon his shoulder dominion rests. He will be called Wonder-Counselor, God-Hero, Father-Forever, Prince of Peace. But how can it be possible that He would be born in such a way?
This year, take time to visit the nativity scene at your parish. Go “out of yourself” and ponder the miracle of Christmas. How do you relate to what you see?
Jesus Christ, the Son of God, was born so that we could know God, and forever be renewed by that knowledge. Christmas allows us the time to be reminded of His great love for us, and inspires us to imitate His love in our own lives.
Blessed Christmas to you, may you share the love of Jesus in the coming year!