The Little Sisters and Residents here at St. Augustine’s home will be united with those in our other homes and other Christians around the world as we celebrate the Birth of Christ. Last year, our Holy Father offered a beautiful reflection during his homily at Midnight Mass:
“To you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord” (Lk 2:11). The Lord is here. From this moment, God is truly “God with us”. No longer is he the distant God who can in some way be perceived from afar, in creation and in our own consciousness. He has entered the world. He is close to us. The words of the risen Christ to his followers are addressed also to us: “Lo, I am with you always, to the close of the age” (Mt 28:20)…
…Lord Jesus Christ, born in Bethlehem, come to us! Enter within me, within my soul. Transform me. Renew me. Change me, change us all from stone and wood into living people, in whom your love is made present and the world is transformed. Amen.”
–Pope Benedict XVI
May the presence of Jesus bring fill your heart with joy this Christmas and always!