“For God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, so that everyone who believes in him may not perish but may have eternal life.” John 3:16
This has long been a favorite passage of mine. It seems to express what Christmas is all about. God sent the Son, Jesus Christ, to bring salvation and eternal life to all the world, to all people. The love God has for us is overwhelming. It is more than we can fully understand. We think we have to earn love from others. God is love. He loves us even as sinners. But, of course we try to return his love by our love for God and our love for our brothers and sisters. As Jesus makes clear what we do to others we do to Him.
With that spirit of love then I wish all readers of this blog a very blessed and happy Christmas. You know you will be in my prayers and remembered in my Masses on Christmas day, as well as in the prayers and Masses of all the monks.
With love and prayers.
Father Kenneth, O.S.B.