Dear Brother Knights,
The Christmas season is just about upon us. This season celebrates the birth of the Lord Jesus and the ways he manifested the presence of God among us. For the Church, only the Easter celebration of the Lord’s death and rising is more important than the Christmas season.
More Christians will go to mass on this day more than any other day of the year. I believe there are a number of reasons. First I believe that we find hope at the stable and our world desperately needs hope. I believe that we find peace at the stable in the person of Jesus. We find love at this humble stable and all of us need to know love and experience it. We ultimately find God at the stable and it is this belief that gives our lives direction and anchors us.
As we gather as families through this holiday time, let us make our gatherings wherever they take place, stables where Christ can come among us. Let our gatherings be places of hope, peace and love. Let our gatherings be a place where God comes among us. Let our gatherings be a place where Jesus can be born again and again.
I want to thank you for all that you do for our faith community, and the community at large. May you and your families have a blessed Christmas and many many blessings in the New Year.
Fr. Dick Bester