Tuesday, December 25, 2012
The Birth of Jesus
A reading from St. Luke’s Gospel (2:1-14):
In those days a decree went out from Caesar Augustus that the whole world should be enrolled. This was the first enrollment, when Quirinius was governor of Syria. So all went to be enrolled, each to his own town. And Joseph too went up from Galilee from the town of Nazareth to Judea, to the city of David that is called Bethlehem, because he was of the house and family of David, to be enrolled with Mary, his betrothed, who was with child. While they were there, the time came for her to have her child, and she gave birth to her firstborn son. She wrapped him in swaddling clothes and laid him in a manger, because there was no room for them in the inn.
Now there were shepherds in that region living in the fields and keeping the night watch over their flock. The angel of the Lord appeared to them and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were struck with great fear. The angel said to them, “Do not be afraid, for behold, I proclaim to you good news of great joy that will be for all the people. For today in the city of David a Savior has been born for you who is Messiah and Lord. And this will be a sign for you: you will find an infant wrapped in swaddling clothes and lying in a manger. And suddenly there was a multitude of the heavenly host with the angel, praising God and saying, “Glory to God in the highest and on earth peace to those on whom his favor rests.“
I wish you a holy and peaceful Feast of Christmas on this great day. May the Lord bless each one of you and fill you with very special graces.
Below you will find the message of Our Lord and Savior given to Father Melvin. Jesus spoke to him these words,
“Be filled with joy today on My great Feast of Christmas, which is the day I was born on earth. My wonderful Mother gave birth to Me in Bethlehem but in a stable, as there was no place in the inn. There on the straw is where I entered the world and she laid Me in a manger. However, My Heavenly Father was very happy that I was born. He sent angels to sing around the stable and a huge star came down over the place where I was. The Father showed you that His Son had been born a human being in order to teach you all the truth about God and what He expects from each one of you. Yes, I came into the world to offer Myself in sacrifice for your salvation. My sacrifice on the cross was to atone for your sins and to bring you all close to Me. Come and visit Me in your parish church and pray that you will receive the graces you need to repent of your sins and believe in Me with all your heart. I come as your Savior to bring you to heaven one day. I love you all.”
P.S. I hope you are enjoying the great Feast of Christmas.