GOD IS WITH US

FROM THE SERVANT GENERAL

CHRISTMAS MESSAGE 2017

GOD IS WITH US

December 25, 2017

“Behold, the virgin shall be with child and bear a son,

and they shall name him Emmanuel”

(Mt 1:23)

Emmanuel! God is with us! The Word has become flesh! Jesus, the Son of God, became man and walked the earth. Even today Jesus continues to walk with us through his Spirit. And he will return, to judge the nations.

Our whole lives revolve on Jesus. Or ought to. Unfortunately for many, such is not the case. Many nations, even the so-called Christian ones, are dominated by Herods who seek to destroy Jesus and what he stands for. The darkness, already dispelled by the star at Jesus’ birth, is growing deeper.

But this is precisely why Jesus came into the world. He is Savior and Lord. He brings us salvation. He brings us peace. He unites us under his headship.

Today we rejoice and celebrate his birth. We thank God for the coming of Jesus into our lives, making all the difference for us and our families. We look at the Christ child, united with Mary and Joseph as the Holy Family. We look at the magi and the shepherds, rich and poor united in homage to the King. We hear the heavenly host singing, uniting the heavens and the earth in their praises to God.

Let us strive to always focus on Jesus in our lives, to have him at the center of our families and homes, and to proclaim him to the whole world.

Merry Christmas to you and all your loved ones. God bless you all.

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