Christmas Day

Today’s Scripture Readings:

Isaiah 62: 11-12, Psalm 97: 1, 6, 11-12, Timothy 3: 4-7, Luke 2: 15-20

Merry Christmas! Merry Christmas to everyone.

A child is born.

We rejoice.

Everything is new.

Alleluia!

Christmas is the day God enters human life as one of us. Theologically it’s called Incarnation. Practically it means new life is always present to us. We should never fear what challenges us because if we act out of love and care and generous concern good will come of it. That doesn’t mean honest responses to challenges won’t cost us something. Doing what is called for might cost us everything. It did for Jesus and we believe he was God’s son. However, that’s the story of Easter.

Christmas is the new hope, the new moment when everything is fresh and the darkness falls away. Christmas is a time of joy and celebration because the source of life, peace and happiness lives within us. Goodness is here. Rejoice.

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