During a general audience recently, the Pope reflected on Christmas:

At Midnight Mass, we sing: “Today a Saviour is born for us”. This “Today” evokes an eternal present, for the mystery of Christ’s coming transcends time and permeates all history. “Today” – every day – we are invited to discover the presence of God’s saving love in our midst.

In the birth of Jesus, God comes to us and asks us to receive him, so that he can be born in our lives and transform them, and our world, by the power of his love.

The Christmas liturgy also invites us to contemplate Christ’s birth against the backdrop of his paschal mystery. Christmas points beyond itself, to the redemption won for us on the Cross and the glory of the Resurrection.

May this Christmas fill you with joy in the knowledge that God has drawn near to us and is with us at every moment of our lives.

H/t Lucia at NZ Conservative

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