This week involves last minute Christmas shopping. Everyone has one last gift to find. Before entering the Legion, I tended to get most gifts in November but would inevitably forget someone.
We want to make everyone we care about happy. We want to share the joy of Christ’s birth. Yet it’s so easy to forget someone. This year, to present all those you could offer a gift to, some brothers here made a little animated Christmas card which is posted online, which is worth checking out.
Look at Jesus. He lays there poor and helpless in the crib. He stretches out his arms which will embrace the whole world just to embrace you. He looks at you with those sensitive eyes of a little babe. With him, I want to wish you a Merry Christmas.
(I too want to make those close to me happy and that means includes my brothers here studying in Rome. If you like, you could offer us a Christmas gift.)