The Journey of Christmas
But the angel said to them, ‘Do not be afraid; for see—I am bringing you good news of great joy for all the people: to you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, who is the Messiah, the Lord. This will be a sign for you: you will find a child wrapped in bands of cloth and lying in a manger.’
Khrystos Rodyvsya! Slavite Yoho!
Christ is Born! Let us Glorify Him!
In his Midnight Mass homily last year, Pope Francis gave us pause to look upon the Christ Child as more than a gift. He asked us to look upon him as an invitation:
In the Child of Bethlehem, God comes to meet us and make us active sharers in the life around us. He offers himself to us, so that we can take him into our arms, lift him and embrace him... In this Child, God invites us to be messengers of hope... In this child, God makes us agents of his hospitality. (Pope Francis, Homily for the Solemnity of the Nativity of the Lord, 24/12/17)
The invitation of our Holy Father is to make Christmas more than a day in the year. It is an invitation to take up the journey of the Magi, to continue to seek him beyond that Holy Night and to joyfully share his message of hope and love all year long. It is an invitation to walk together in God’s love!
Whether you are celebrating the birth of our Savior on December 25 as a member of the Roman rite, or on January 7 as a member of the Eastern rite, we wish all our students and their families abundant blessings this Christmas season and a joyful Epiphany, living and sharing the Good News that Jesus Christ is born!
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Edmonton Catholic Schools