It is written in Holy Scripture:
For a CHILD IS BORN to us, and a son is given to us, and the government is upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called, Wonderful, Counsellor, God the Mighty, the Father of the world to come, the Prince of Peace. His empire shall be multiplied, and there shall be no end of peace: he shall sit upon the throne of David, and upon his kingdom; to establish it and strengthen it with judgment and with justice, from henceforth and for ever: the zeal of the Lord of hosts will perform this.
For God so loved the world, as to give his only begotten Son; that whosoever believeth in him, may not perish, but may have life everlasting. For God sent not his Son into the world, to judge the world, but that the world may be saved by him. He that believeth in him is not judged. But he that doth not believe, is already judged: because he believeth not in the name of the only begotten Son of God. And this is the judgment: because the light is come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than the light: for their works were evil. For every one that doth evil hateth the light, and cometh not to the light, that his works may not be reproved.
I’m going to confession today. Are You? I shall be at Mass in the morning – happy, grateful and somewhat sleep-deprived with a grandchild or two… but, it is Christmas after all!
I pray that YOU welcome The Light of redemption for mankind… the Prince of Peace. The Christ-child. Born in Bethlehem to die on The Cross – all to propitiate for the sin of You and me. Believe it. Then rejoice at His birth! … “and where sin abounded, grace did more abound.” I do believe. I’m going to make a scramble for that GRACE. Won’t you? May we meet at the manger, kneeling and giving Him laud – The Christ, The King, the baby Jesus. Merry Christmas dear reader!
By Allan Gillis