We read in St. Lk 2:7, “and she gave birth to a son, her first-born. She wrapped him in swaddling clothes and laid him in a manger because there was no room for them in the Inn.” A former Archbishop of New York and a great Pastor, Fulton Sheen, said commenting this: “There was no room in the inn, but it was in the barn. The inn represented the mundane … “That Inn represents all and every person, institution and every thing that does not receive Christ, the only Savior of the world. God in His infinite love is still coming to us in many ways, in every Christmas. We can receive Him if we open our heart to his divine love and let him transform us in other Christ, in the children of God. On the first Sunday of December our Patriarch Fouad Towal told us “you are the Holy Land”. We can say “you are Bethlehem! In your hearts, with Faith and Charity, you can let Christ be born again and make you the son or the daughter of God that has found the hidden treasure, Jesus. As He said “I praise you, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, because you have hidden these things from the wise and understanding and revealed them to the childlike. Yes, Father, for so it was to your liking.” (Mt. 11:25) Let the all pure Virgin Mary Mother of God, help us to receive the Lord in our heart, to keep Him in our life and to bring Him to the whole world in our way of living.
We pray that the Virgin Mary may bring us all together as one family to receive the “child” that has been born for us. The Father made us His family in Christ. Come, Lord Jesus, come! Wish you all a very blessed Christmas and a happy new year!! God bless you all!
Fr. Carlos Ferrero, Parish Priest