Christmas is for giving and sharing
‘‘ I bring you good news of great joy for all the people: to you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, who is the Messiah the Lord. Glory to God in the highest heaven, and on earth peace among those whom God favours.’’
Luke’s gospel affirms that Jesus, not Caesar, is the good news and Son of God who brings peace.
of Roman sovereignty and domination has been transformed when it encounters Christ, into the language of peace and great joy to everyone.
The important questions from the birth stories are still there for us. ‘‘Is Jesus the light of the world? Is he the true Lord?’’
Answering these questions lays claim to our whole lives.
We are brought to the child in the manger and invited to kneel there. We find that there are strangers from the East beside us, wise enough to look in a little cottage for a king, with all the knowledge of the times able to follow a star to find God.
We find that God is with us and is accessible as a tiny baby, God’s own self, as vulnerable as we are, is with us in our humanity.
Jesus, God with us, waiting for us to recognise God in our own lives, here and now, even in our own families as we gather around the barbecue or table on Christmas day and to give him our trust.
Through Christmas we come to know that God is with us, in our joys and even when we are in our most vulnerable times.
Christmas is the time giving and sharing.
It is the time of loving and
of forgiving and to feel the joy and happiness of being loved and to be loved.
May the love of Jesus fill your hearts with joy, peace, prosperity and with his blessing.
Have a wonderful Christmas Season.
’Ofa ke mou ma’u ha Kilisimasi Fiefia mo ha ta’ufo’ou Monu’ia.