One of my favorite verses:
In the introduction of the Gospel of Life, Blessed John Paul II states:
“At the dawn of salvation, it is the birth of a child which is proclaimed as joyful news: ‘I bring you good news of a great joy which will come to all the people; for to you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord’ (Lk 2:10-11). The source of this ‘great joy’ is the birth of the Savior; but Christmas also reveals the full meaning of every human birth, and the joy which accompanies the birth of the Messiah is thus seen to be the foundation and fulfillment of joy at every child born into the world.” (cf. Jn 16:21)
The Christmas Story video:
New Zealand Children under the age of eight act in this joyful portrayal of the Nativity–and boy, do they embrace life! This YouTube sensation was produced by St. Paul’s Anglican Parish in Aukland and shows the beautiful landscape of their country.
May you have a blessed Christmas pondering the miracle of Jesus’ birth…and the birth of every child! And if you have small children, I hope you get to sleep past 5:00 am on Christmas morning before the little ones wake you up in joyous anticipation!