Christmas tells a different story.
It tells us that a deeper moral change comes from encountering the
Presence who loves us, instead of threatening us;
Who comes to find us instead of shaming us;
who comes to change the human heart by offering it compassion and forgiveness
instead of forcing and humiliating us.
Christmas is ‘God with us’ rather than the ‘state over us.’
Bishop Gavin Ashenden
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“Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace to men on whom His favor rests!”
“God has done everything; he has done the impossible: he was made flesh.
His all-powerful love has accomplished something which surpasses all human
the Infinite has become a child,
has entered the human family.
And yet, this same God cannot enter my heart unless I open the door to him.”
Pope Benedict XVI
A very Merry Christmas to all of my family, friends and dear blogging family,
each and everyone…be they near or far…