December 25, 2022
Dear Beloved Parishioners and Friends,
"Behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people."
There is a Christmas; for in the silence of the night in a lowly manger, God shared our humanity, and made human cries, frailties and vulnerabilities His very own. "The Word became flesh and dwelt among us" (John 1:14); to reclaim human dignity and fullness of life. It's in this humble obedience Mary listened to the will of God amidst the canvas of a world in bleak uncertainty, and longing for redemption. For you are born for us, Little Child, God eternal. Christmas reassures us of God's merciful love for humanity.
As we celebrate this year 2022, and bring to memory the birth of Jesus, may our lives be deeply touched by God's love. As we reflect and contemplate on the child Jesus who is born, my our hearts be filled with joy, peace and happiness. Through Jesus, we come to know and appreciate who God really is--He is LOVE. God's love is extended to everyone, including the marginalized, and especially the poor and needy.
Therefore, may we at this Christmas be mindful of those who are in need of welcome, such as a family member, a friend, a fellow parishioner, the poor and needy, the downtrodden and rejected, etc. Let us make room in our hearts for love, forgiveness, compassion, empathy, generosity and happiness, and reach out to those who are in need of our attention and assistance.
May I take this opportunity to express my gratitude to all parishioners for your continual support and commitment to our parish, Christ the King. To the friends of our parish, here to worship with us at this Christmas, I say a warm welcome. Profound thanks to everyone who has put in so much attention toward amking our Christmas celebration a worthwhile experience.
May God almighty who has gifted us with His Son bless and keep us, now and always. May He be superabundently gracious to us.
God is Good, all the time!
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.