CHRISTMAS GOODIES – Welcoming Jesus into our hearts! – INTRODUCTION

It’s that time of the year when the cold begins to slowly reign around…
… the nights get longer
… and there is a feeling of a serene, yet exciting festivity that is sensed around.

December is the month of the celebration of the Great Feast of Christmas.

Christmas is described as a tenderness for the past, courage for the present, hope for the future.

It is a fervent wish that every life may overflow with blessings – rich and eternal.

Yet, it is probably, many of our felt experience that Christmas, slowly seems to be losing its spiritual sheen…
… and getting reduced to merely a cosmetic occasion, a commercial event, a business-filled period and a money-oriented affair.

“Christ” in the Christmas is being replaced by the unknown – “X-mas!”

As it is often said, “The Devil is most active and happy on Feast Days, because, all seem to be more occupied with external celebrations and fun”

This Christmas, therefore, is a reminder and a call, to “get back to the basics” – to get back Jesus and His love and message back in our festivities and celebration of His Nativity.

This Year 2020 has been a hard year for all of us!

Our lives have witnessed never-before-seen situations of lockdowns, miseries and deaths

Yet, Christmas comes to us with a strong message: GOD IS WITH US

HE IS EMMANUEL!

We therefore, for the next 24 days, prepare ourselves for this great event…
… spiritually, with the title, “Christmas Goodies”.

We shall dwell on the various common elements associated with Christmas, and thus be able to raise our minds to the Lord.

This, we hope, will help us not to get lost in the glamour and glitz of this Sacred Season that the Church offers and instead, help us to grow deeper in the Love of the Lord…
… and be able to truly make December 25, not merely a calendar event – rather an experience of the Lord being born in our hearts!

As St Paul of the Cross says, “Celebrate the feast of Christmas every day, even every moment in the interior temple of your spirit, remaining like a baby in the bosom of the heavenly Father, where you will be reborn each moment in the Divine Word, Jesus Christ.”

Yes, Maranatha – Come, Lord Jesus!
We welcome you into our hearts! God Bless!

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