In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God. All things came to be through Him, and without Him nothing came to be.
What came to be through Him was life, and this life was the light of the human race. The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it.
The true light, which enlightens everyone, was coming into the world. He was in the world, and the world came to be through Him, but the world did not know Him. He came to what was his own, but His own people did not accept Him.
But to those who did accept Him he gave power to become Children of God, to those who believe in His name, who were born not by natural generation nor by human choice nor by a man’s decision but of God.
And the Word became Flesh and made His dwelling among us, and we saw His glory, the glory as of the Father’s only Son, full of grace and truth.
A Blessed Christmas to all! This is the great day we have longed for, and for which we have been preparing these past four weeks - the commemoration of the earthly birth of God's Eternal Son. No words can express the importance of that event in the history of humankind as well as our personal lives.
In all truth, we can say that, after the birth of Jesus Christ, nothing and nobody has been the same as before, for in Him, God has become a brother to every human being in the fullest sense. God's incarnate Son has come to share our problems, worries, and aspirations, that we might share God's peace and God's very life.
With sincere hearts full of gratitude and rejoicing, let us offer ourselves totally to the Lord as we celebrate this Christmas Day, God's Eternal Love for mankind, in the person of Jesus Christ.
Euchalette, 25 December 2008
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