25 December 2009

Nativity of the Lord

25 DECEMBER 2009. Today the Church celebrates the Solemnity of the Nativity of the Lord.

Merry Christmas to all!

Today we celebrate Christ with us. Our loving Father, Creator of the universe and all that we have and have yet to comprehend, has humbled Himself by sending the Word, Jesus Christ, among us, to dwell with us, to die for our sins, and to conquer death for our eternal salvation.

Our meager intellects cannot grasp the greatness of the love that has been bestowed upon us in the birth of Our Lord Jesus Christ. The One True God, without beginning or end, has humbled Himself to become a man and sacrificed His only Son, Himself, for our salvation.

The message of Christmas is this: Christ is near to us and wants to be near to us. He has come to us, not because we deserve this gift, but because of the bounty of His love. And, Christ wants to remain near to us.

So, one and all, draw yourselves near to Christ and remain there through the aid of the sacraments and the life of the Church, relying on the assistance of the intercession of the angels and saints, and Our Mother, the Blessed Virgin Mary. Raise your hearts and minds and thoughts and prayers to Our Lord in praise and thanksgiving, now and for all your lives!

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