“There is Joy at Every Child Born into the World!”

December 23, 2011

Embracing Life

Merry Christmas to you and your families! I wanted to share a verse and video with you during this blessed season.

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!

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About Kathy Schneeman

After graduating from The College of St. Thomas, I taught at Nativity in St. Paul until our oldest was just about born in the classroom (What a great lesson on life that would have been for my students!) I then became a stay-at-home-mom while teaching religious education classes and working very part time at UST. Recently, I served as the Archdiocese's Life Coordinator in the Office for Marriage, Family and Life until twins arrived (I was almost 43!) When I have a few minutes of quiet time, I like to run, eat chocolates, scones and Mexican food (that's why I run), read, and have a beverage with my husband at night. We have a whopping nine kids (yes...same husband and same wife; we get that question a lot!) and we attend St. Joseph's in West St. Paul--where we first met when we were in grade school.

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