Saturday, December 24, 2005

Merry Christmas and Thanks

Whenever I prepare a homily for Christmas or Easter, I am very aware of all the people who are making their once or twice Mass visit for the year. I will try to say something of a warm welcome (welcome back, if possible). I will also talk about our need for a Savior, about why we don't see to be able to do it all on our own. I am also so aware on these feasts of the overwhelming gratitude that I have for so many people in life. I think that Christmas is very much a time of warmth because, even in all its confusion, we are able to celebrate that Savior and the gratitude that calls out for expression. Merry Christmas.