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Friday, December 27, 2013

Give Glory to God...

We pray before the Infant Jesus who stretches out his arms to embrace us and the entire world. We are loved and cherished and we want to love and cherish this tiny child who has come into our world to save us.
The Holy Father said in his Christmas message: (among other things)
"Above all else, this is what Christmas bids us to do: give glory to God, for he is good, he is faithful, he is merciful. Today I voice my hope that everyone will come to know the true face of God, the Father who has given us Jesus. My hope is that everyone will feel God’s closeness, live in his presence, love him and adore him."

May each of us give glory to God above all by our lives, by lives spent for love of him and of all our brothers and sisters.

And peace to mankind

"True peace is not a balance of opposing forces. It is not a lovely “fa├žade” which conceals conflicts and divisions. Peace calls for daily commitment, starting from God’s gift, from the grace which he has given us in Jesus Christ."

I am staying with the thought that Christmas bids us to give glory to God, for he is good, he is faithful, he is merciful. I am called by my vocation to give glory to God, glory to the Heart of Jesus who reveals God's infinite, tender love for each of us. Christmas gives us joy!

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