Lift Up Your Hearts
Every Christmas our celebration of the Lord Jesus’ birth renews in our hearts His promise of peace. And it seems that the whole world is in desperate need of this Gospel message. As we hope for peace among all people in our nation and for peace among all nations, we need to recognize that the Lord transforms us and fits us for our common work as peace-makers one person, one heart at a time. Our firm hope lies in the invitation which Jesus offers to each and every person, to come to know Him and to follow Him.
This Christmas let us again renew our hope that the child born at Bethlehem comes to us in our every need, and gives us an abundance of gifts and opportunities in order to share our hope with the world.
On behalf of Father Daniele and myself, I pray that the Infant Jesus will continue to gift us with His presence throughout the coming year. May He bless you and your loved ones with His peace this Christmas!