- Merry Christmas and happy
It is a time for seasonal greetings and exchanging gifts with
one another. It is the occasion for sharing, for having meals
with families and friends. Between Christmas and New Year's day
an atmosphere of fraternity spreads among humans. Violence gives
way to peace. How important it is that nobody stays alone during
this period of festivities. I am thinking of the elderly, the
sick and the prisoners. Nobody should be without a visit!
Our world is disturbed by acute conflicts, undermined by the
wars and still overcome by poverty. However it is the world of
God. God is with us. He became a man. Even if it is difficult
for Christians to celebrate Christmas this year in Bethlehem
or in Baghdad, God is among us.
Every one of us has a light in our heart, the light of human
dignity, a light shining in the darkness with the words: Peace,
May the peace of Christmas be always with you.