My annual tradition is to write a special Christmas message. This message is read aloud with musical accompaniment during all Christmas Masses at SS. Isidore and Maria Parish. The 2023 message begins like this:
“The world wasn’t supposed to turn out this way. Where is the peace, tranquility, justice, and tenderness? The night of my birth was such a quiet, unassuming one. There was hardly a notice, in the ordinariness of it all, of the serene holiness emanating from my simple manger bed. Love was born into the world. I am Love…a gift given freely to every human being and to all of creation. All are blessed. All is one. I am the glue that holds all of life together…. its beginning and its end. I came as the Son of God to show you, to show everyone, that they are sons and daughters of God, too! To show you that Love is at your center…that I live in each of your souls. You are sacred. You are holy.”
Read my full reflection here, or listen below.