Recently I’ve taken time to retreat to refresh and renew – body, mind, and soul. Little or no computer technology during this time! Thus my Christmas reflection is late this year.
After I awakened this Christmas morning, I sat down at my computer to share my Christmas wishes with you. What initially caught my eye as I began this task is the “Christmas Celebrated Near and Far” Associated Press story.
As I viewed the photo gallery, I was reminded that Christmas is celebrated around the world. Today we remember that our Christ came to us as a baby in very humble beginnings born in a stable surrounded by shepherds. Pope Francis in his Christmas Eve homily simply reminded all of us that our central cause as a church is to be attentive to the poor. How? That’s what we need to figure out on a daily basis.
As we remember and celebrate the gift of Christ in our lives, may the Nativity Scenes that are placed in our homes, churches, and wherever we may find them, remind us that we are gift to one another.
Here is the translation of the Popes Christmas mass night homily – Jesus is the Light who brightens the darkness. May his words inspire you as we celebrate this wonderful feast of Christmas.
© Cerveny, 2013