|Pope Benedict XVI visits the Nativity scene in St. Peter's Square, January 2, 2012 (CNS photo/Paul Haring)|
We prepare together and singly to celebrate the birth of Jesus anew with his friends, especially Mary and Joseph.
Jesus grew in age and wisdom and grace originally, offering self for others playfully and passionately and happily, as lover and fighter and guide wisely and generously, trustfully and helpfully, humbly and mercifully, before His merciful Father and us His brothers and sisters, people and angels with our earth and universe during our time and eternity by His Breath (Luke 2). We want to grow with and like and through Him Child of Mary and Joseph and of His Father and His Holy Breath. He is our brother and friend and savior, our family team player and champion and revolutionary freeing and uniting us to be His humble merciful family of friends of Mary and Joseph. With and like and through Him we aim at living this is my word and heart for you, this is my body handed over and my blood poured out for you (Luke 22).
Our story, our song during our life and history and forever is Jesus our good samaritan merciful to us miserable, half dead by the roadside (Luke 10).
We meditate prayerfully. We remember our past. We anticipate our future. We face our present in the light and fire of Jesus and His friends, especially Mary and Joseph. We are aware of us persecuted brothers and sisters. We are aware of us brothers and sisters thirsting in our heart and conscience and every misery. Jesus blesses our ongoing conversion to be better, more truthful faithful merciful honest affectionate (not false fickle cruel cheating lustful). He is the light and gift we celebrate. We want to catch and spread the fire of His mercy revolution (Luke 12).
A merry Christmas and a happy New Year to you friends and family members, all and each.