Sunday, December 25, 2016

Merry Christmas

The blessings of Christmas are too many to number. Friends and family coming together, luscious meals prepared, and the promise of a new year- all remind us of a the most wonderful time of year.

December takes on a different meaning than most months. The entire Advent wreath is lit, reminding us that Jesus came into the world for one simple purpose- to restore humanity to the Father. With a heart overflowing with love, Jesus was sent to us in order to show us the way back to the Father.

Pope Francis said in 2015, “Jesus wanted, and still wants, to live here with us and for us. He cares about our world, which on Christmas became his world. The nativity scene reminds us that God, in his great mercy, has descended among us to stay with us always.”

May this Christmas Day be filled with many blessings for you and for your family and friends, those near and far!  May 2017 be filled with every good grace that you desire from our loving God.  Merry Christmas to all!

Pat Schifini, OSU

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