Our Lady Who Offers Her Divine Son to Us: Christmas Day, Friday, December 25, 2015

J.M.J. "Today, the Son of God is born, and everything changes.  The Savior of the world comes to partake of our human nature; no longer are we alone and forsaken.  The Virgin offers us her Son as the beginning of a new life.  The true light has come to illumine our lives so often beset by the darkness of sin.  Today we once more discover who we are!  Tonight we have been shown the way to reach the journey’s end.  Now must we put away all fear and dread, for the light shows us the path to Bethlehem.  We must not be laggards; we are not permitted to stand idle.  We must set out to see our Savior lying in a manger.  This is the reason for our joy and gladness: this Child has been 'born to us'; He was 'given to us', as Isaiah proclaims (cf. 9:5).  The people who for for two thousand years has traversed all the pathways of the world in order to allow every man and woman to share in this joy is now given the mission of making known 'the Prince of peace' and becoming His effective servant in the midst of the nations."

--Pope Francis, Homily during the Midnight Mass, Thursday, December 24, 2015, Saint Peter's Basilica, Vatican City

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