The Eve of Christmas


Today, we are experiencing the eve of Christmas! Traditionally, it is for us a quiet day. And it is a silent night of waiting.

There is no day like this one in all the year. When night falls, Christmas Eve breaks the silence and sings to us of God’s love and grace. It sings to us of the Prince of Peace that comes to us anew each Christmas. It shines a glorious light that brightens the darkest corners of the world. The next morning, a holy celebration descends upon us, for the Holy Child has been born. The Dayspring from on high has visited us.

I pray that your celebration is a sacred one, remembering the silence of waiting, the brilliance of Bethlehem’s star, the singing of angels, the joy-filled expression of young Mary, the baby wrapped in swaddling clothes in a manger.

May Christmas bring you joy, hope, peace and love.

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