It is Christmas Eve.
We wait in anticipation to celebrate the birth
of the most important person in human history.
A man who was sent to save us.
God in the flesh:
Our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.
This Christmas, I reflect on the enormity of Christ's birth and how He has been at work in my life. He is always with me, as He is with you. I just have to answer his call and spend time with Him. I will tell you, this has made all the difference in my life.
It is through Him that I have found peace, even in the midst of the turmoil of daily life.
It is through Him that I have hope each day, no matter the struggles I face.
It is in Him that I have real contentment, not just fleeting happiness.
It is through His example that I strive to serve others.
It is because of His forgiveness that I can get up each day, despite my sins and failings, and strive to be holier.
It is in Him that I trust that no matter what happens in this life, He will always be there.
Pope Francis recently said:
"Christmas, the nativity of Jesus, (is) a feast of trust and hope, which overcomes uncertainty and pessimism. The earth is no longer a vale of tears. It is the place where God himself raised a tent, the place of God's encounter with man, of God's solidarity with men." [emphasis mine]
I hope that you too will find the peace, hope, and joy of Jesus this Christmas.