Sunday, December 28, 2008

the people living in darkness have seen a great light

Picture by Liam R

Christmas brings hope, hope is our only treasure now: we were poor, and now even the little we had has been destroyed. But Christmas means that Christ is born, and every birth means a new life. Jesus came down from heaven to save us from this misery, from the pain, from abandonment, from our homelessness. His power fills us with hope, love, and forgiveness.”

from the mother of this little girl

The Gospel readings today were from Luke 2:

Simeon blessed them, and said to Mary his mother:
Behold this child is set for the fall,
and for the resurrection of many in Israel,
and for a sign which shall be contradicted;
And thy own soul a sword shall pierce,
that, out of many hearts, thoughts may be revealed.

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