Dear Brothers and Sisters, Happy Christmas!
Today the Church once more experiences the wonder of the Blessed
Virgin Mary, Saint Joseph and the shepherds of Bethlehem, as they
contemplate the newborn Child laid in a manger: Jesus, the Saviour.
On this day full of light, the prophetic proclamation resounds:
“For to us a child is born,
To us a son is given.
And the government will be upon his shoulder;
and his name will be called
“Wonderful Counsellor, Mighty God,Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.” (Is 9:6)
The power of this Child, Son of God and Son of Mary, is not the power
of this world, based on might and wealth; it is the power of love ...
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