Tuesday, December 25, 2007
Today is born our Savior, Christ the Lord!
Last night, following the Society of the Sacred Heart's wonderful tradition of a "veilee" before leaving for Midnight Mass, we used prayers for peace from many religions. The twelfth prayer was Christian and began "Blessed are the Peacemakers for they shall be known as the children of God."
Jesus is Prince of Peace! I reflected on this as we waited and listened to Christmas carols in the Church. Several times, even during the homily, we sang "Today is born our Savior, Christ the Lord." One felt the joy throughout the Liturgy; The people who walked in darkness have seen a great light...You have brought them abundant joy and great rejoicing!"
And so I wish all my readers a very happy, holy, and merry Christmas Day! "Today is born our Savior, Christ the Lord. Let the heavens be glad and the earth rejoice. Light shines in darkness." Jesus has come - God is with us!