Thursday 28 December 2017
First of all I wish you a joyful and meaningful celebration of Christmas. As of now, Christmas greetings would have been sent and Christmas presents bought and wrapped and ready to be given. Christmas shopping would be sorted, ordered and ready to be shared at the Christmas table. We would have sung with all our hearts the Christmas carols, as we had our Christmas break-ups. We would have set up our Christmas lights flickering at night.
All of these and more are indeed signs that Christmas is in the air. But we need to remember that Christmas is more than just something that we do, or something we give. In fact, Christmas is about someone, and this someone has a name, Jesus - the Emmanuel, the God-with-us, the God who humbly came down from his throne in heaven, and chose to be born in a lowly manger – ‘a saviour who has been born to us (Lk 2:11)’, the ‘true light that enlightens all people (Jn 1:9)’.