Fr. Chrys’ Christmas Message
Dear beloved Parishioners and Friends, “For unto us a child is born, unto us a Son is given: and the authority shall be upon His shoulders; and His name shall be called wonderful, counselor, the mighty God, The everlasting Father, the Prince of Peace”.(Isaiah 9:6).
The birth of Jesus is the greatest demonstration and manifestation of the merciful love of God for us and humanity. His birth in Bethlehem represents the victory of light over darkness, hope over fear and despair, peace over chaos, and, gratitude over misery and lamentation. His birth brings profound goodness and happiness to our broken hearts and world.
The birth of Jesus happened because Mary and Joseph were obedient to the will of God. They opened themselves completely, and cooperated with the will and grace of God; while not fully comprehending why they ought to do so. Like Mary and Joseph, may we always listen to God’s directions in our lives; and be open to His promptings in order to experience the love of Christ at Christmas. As we celebrate this season of joy, love, peace and hope, may we always share these wonderful gifts with others. Be mindful of the fact that true love comes from recognizing that Jesus is born always again in our lives by the way and manner we share our lives, blessings and gifts with our brothers and sisters. At this time when we experience all the fatigue, sadness and pains of COVID-19 pandemic, may we be encouraged and fired up, by recognizing that this year’s unadorned Christmas celebrations can really help us to focus on Jesus better, who’s born a Saviour of humanity. Moving forward, let’s live with hope and confidence that we shall overcome this unprecedented Covid-19 pandemic and all other challenges facing us. For unto us, a Saviour is born!
I wish each of you a very merry and joy-filled Christmas season and a healthy, peaceful and prosperous New Year. May the new born King bless us with peace, hope and love; and always remember, God is Good, all the time!
LOVE, Fr. Chrys.