From Father Don, Father James, the permanent Deacons, and staff at Our Lady of Mercy, Merry Christmas! http://flocknote.com/note/14850235 or https://youtu.be/AuYuycEvs-E
May you and your loved ones, far and close, know the joy of being loved and the joy of loving. And let us rejoice, for we have been rescued – our Savior has come!
You are what makes Our Lady of Mercy special and we are so grateful you continue to worship with us, serve with us, be in community with us and support us. Thank you and have a Blessed and Merry Christmas!
A CHRISTMAS REFLECTION
The Word became flesh. (John 1:14)
This is a day for falling in love. This is the day when Mary and Joseph look up from the baby in the manger and invite us to gather around. Even as they savor the moment, they are eager to share it with us as well, this “good news of great joy
. . . for all the people” (Luke 2:10).
And so Joseph and Mary invite us to join them on their journey of discovery. Here, says Mary, as she lifts her newborn from the hay.
He is yours too—He came for you.
Take Him. Hold Him close. Share in the love that Joseph and I have for this little one.
Like the angels’ birth announcement, the invitation is for everyone. No one is left out—however unworthy, unspiritual, or unprepared we may feel. So whoever you are, wherever you are, whatever your state today, receive this gift of Jesus. Take the child in your arms. Like Father Don says in his Christmas homily about a newborn baby. Gaze on His face, and see how much He loves you. Let Him lock eyes with you, as babies will, so that He can search your heart and reveal you to yourself. Let down your defenses, and fall in love with this Christ child—with God-made flesh for you.
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See you soon