Am I too late? Is it all over?
I mean Christmas of course.
Our culture tells us that Christmas ends on December 25. Our Church, however, tells us that this is just the beginning of the 12 Days of Christmas.
Anyway, since this 4th Friday Marianist mailing comes out on December 26, I'm taking this opportunity to wish you a Merry Christmas in the name of the World Council of the Marianist Family.
Dear Marianist Family,
At this moment in our lives, this Christmas 2014, we know that darkness still covers much of our world. Human suffering, whether by natural cause or of our own doing, constantly threatens to crush our joy and dim the light of our hope...BUT
In his Apostolic Exhortation, Pope Francis has reminded us of the Evangelii Gaudium, the joy of the Gospel. It is a joy that is present in our broken and wounded world, but which also transforms that brokenness, because our God has not abandoned us; because God has intimately entered into our lives; because this new "Holy Family," is our family too...
Miracles happen along this path, even insignificant miracles, noticed by hardly anyone...the miracle of when a particular mission, hidden in a person's heart, really reaches its goal...We are assured that, in spite of all the noise and nonsense, the meaning of Christmas is just as true as it was two millennia ago. God continues the journey toward us and abides in us.
Read the full message in
ENGLISH FRAN«AIS ESPA—OL
Celebrating 12 Days of Christmas - Family Style
It's the day after Christmas. Perhaps you awoke on Christmas day and now are feeling, "Is that all there is?" Perhaps you have kids who are wondering what to do next. Check out my 12 Days of Christmas - Family Style for ways to keep the spirit alive.
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