Christmas 2019

Merry Christmas to you!  And welcome!

For the Church, Christmas Eve and Day are just the beginning of a twelve-day celebration: twelve days of thanksgiving for that first, astonishing coming of God among us in the unlikely form of a homeless, vulnerable peasant baby, Jesus. Twelve days of gratitude for all that event means for us now, in the present, and for the future. The wondrous gift is given!

In that gift, all our hope is founded, all our life is grounded. God’s justice and peace, born into the world in a particular long-ago time and place in a particular child, are ever and everywhere present and active among us now in the risen and living Christ. God’s kingdom is coming into being within us and among us, sometimes hidden, sometimes revealed.