By the time that you receive this bulletin, we will be nearly through the Christmas holidays and the children and teachers will be returning to school. The Christmas season will soon be over.
I trust that everyone enjoyed the Christmas season and the magic like atmosphere which can exist at this time.
The nativity scene which captures our God becoming man in the person of Jesus, Emmanuel, keeps us focused. At Christmas, we recall that God’s reign is now, that Christ birth attests that God is now marching with us in history as Archbishop Romero said. Aspects like justice, love, peace are possible because the builder of these things is in our midst. What we say and what we do brings these characteristics to life. Meister Eckhart, a thirteenth century mystic wrote that we are all called to be mothers of God. “What good is it he says, if the eternal birth of the divine Son takes place unceasingly but does not take place within myself?” Every day could be Christmas if we allowed the Christ child to be born where we walk, where we talk, where we eat and drink, where we mix with people. Everywhere we go, Christ goes with us and is born again and again by what we say and do.
As we enter the new year, I would like to wish you and your families a Happy, Healthy and Prosperous new year.
Fr. Dick Bester