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“Merry Christmas and Happy New Year”
This year, both Christmas and New Year land on a Sunday. Sunday, the 8th Day, represents the fulfillment of the New Creation. According to sacred scripture, God created the world in six days and on the 7th day he rested. The fulfilment of the New Creation began when, in the fullness of Time, God sent us his only Son, Jesus Christ, the savior of the world, to live among us, to teach us the way, the truth and the life. It is through his life (Christmas), death (Good Friday) and Resurrection (Easter Sunday), that He won for us the ability to participate in this New Creation. That is why Sunday, the Lord’s Day, is so sacred for us Christians because we celebrate and participate in a special way the New Creation won for us by Christ.
The Angel said, “I proclaim to you good news of great joy that will be for all the people. For today in the city of David a Savior has been born for you who is Messiah and Lord.” (Lk 2:10-11).
May this Christmas Joy bring us to a deeper understanding of the value and meaning of the mystery of Christ. It is not just about remembering the historical event that occurred some 2,000 years ago in a little village of Judea. The Christmas intention is to awaken the most profound and basic emotional memory within us, namely, the memory of the God who became a child.
Dear Brothers and Sisters,
The events that we commemorate at Christmas still powerfully resonate with us after more than two thousand years.