Two thousand years ago the son of God became man for the sake of our salvation. He humbles Himself at this time of the year and enters the world again as a little baby. He is with us not only during this Christmas season, but He also remains to accompany us through this particular moment of history in which we live. The angels at Jesus’ birth announced Glad Tidings, Good News which we can hear again this Christmas 2021 amidst the global pandemic virus. That news which brings joy is that we are so loved by God that He became flesh to make it easy for us to know His love.
This celebration reminds all of us that we are the light of the world. We need to make this light visible to the world around us – as visible as the lights with which we decorate our churches, homes and our Christmas trees. We illuminate not only the interior of our houses, but outside as well. In the same way, we need to make the light of Christ visible! It is up to us to pray and invite the baby Jesus to be born into our hearts again this year and to make him present in our lives through our acts of loving kindness to our brothers and sisters, most of all to those who are less fortunate than ourselves, and especially during this time of persistent economic hardships due to the global pandemic.
Those with whom we live and work should recognize the innocence of the Christ Child, and the tenderness of God in our actions. The people around us and the society in which we live should see in us evidence of the incarnation. In our joy, in our hope and in our good works of charity and peace, people should be able to draw the conclusion that truly God has been made flesh and dwell among us. I take this privilege to wish each of you a very Happy Christmas and a grifilled new year 2022.
Christmas spells out love, hope, peace and joy.
Pass it on to everyone in your life. Have a great Christmas.
The writer is a catholic priest of the Archdiocese of Imphal, Manipur. Presently he is the Vice Principal of Sacred Heart Hr. Sec. School, Hungpung, Ukhrul. You can reach him at Mtjo89@gmail.com