Putting the light back into the festivities
Here's something to put some focus in our celebration of the season, which I got from Feminine Genius --
Counsel from the Holy Father:
Christmas reminds us of this inner, divine light which announces again the final victory of the love of God over sin and death. For this reason, in the current Novena of Holy Christmas, there are many, significant references to light.
The Saviour people were waiting for is greeted as the ‘Rising Star’, the one that points the way, the one that leads men away from wondering in darkness and in the dangers of the world towards the Salvation God promised and Jesus Christ fulfilled.
Let us get ready to joyfully celebrate the Saviour’s birth in our families and ecclesial communities. Although in our modern, consumer-oriented culture Christian symbols have tended to disappear from Christmas celebrations, let everyone hold fast to the meaning of Christmas traditions, legacy our faith and culture, and pass them on to the next generation.
As we look at our streets and squares decorated with flashing lights, let us remember another light, invisible to the eye but not the heart.
As we admire them, as we light candles in the churches, as we turn on the lights of the crèche or the Christmas tree in our houses, let our souls open to the true spiritual light brought to all men of good will.
posted by sunnyday at 9:23 AM
Beautiful message. I hope that people would appreciate the meaning of Christmas. I'm just wishing that we "don't lose it to realize the need for it".
:) Maligayang Pasko ulit. :)
Yeah. When we look deeply into a message, even if we do so year after year, we always discover new things that make us realize that there is more to the occasion than meets the eye. =)
Maligayang Pasko din sa iyo =)
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