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Friday, December 24, 2010

"God Is Always Faithful"

Pope Benedict gave the "thought for the day" on BBC Radio this Christmas Eve day.  As usual, his thoughts were both simple and profound.

God is always faithful to his promises, but he often surprises us in the way he fulfills them.

The child that was born in Bethlehem did indeed bring liberation, but not only for the people of that time and place - he was to be the Saviour of all people throughout the world and throughout history.

And it was not a political liberation that he brought, achieved through military means; rather, Christ destroyed death forever and restored life by means of his shameful death on the Cross.

And while he was born in poverty and obscurity, far from the centres of earthly power, he was none other than the Son of God.

Out of love for us, he took upon himself our human condition, our fragility, our vulnerability and he opened up for us the path that leads to the fullness of life to a share in the life of God himself.

As we ponder this great mystery in our hearts this Christmas, let us give thanks to God for his goodness to us and let us joyfully proclaim to those around us the good news that God offers us freedom from whatever weighs us down: he gives us hope, he brings us life.
 Wishing all of you a beautiful feast of the Nativity of the Lord.  May God bless you all, especially those who are sick, who are suffering, and who are alone.  And may God bless and keep our Holy Father, Pope Benedict.


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