At this moment when I am preparing to celebrate a first Christmas with you all, it is with this feeling of joy and hope that I come to offer you my best wishes. In a few days, we will experience together, the celebrations that express our faith, and the beauty and depth of the mystery of the incarnation of Jesus. In our Sunday gathering place, our church, the Chrismon tree expresses our joy, and lets the light shine before our eyes, the Christmas wreaths are placed to remind us of the unity of our community, and of our desire to live together. We are all here together in this Christmas time, a time of pure tenderness which comes to bring us the peace that we want to share with a big smile, perhaps to express the happiness that we carry in our hearts.
And with all my heart, I wish you and I wish us, to be able to welcome Jesus together, who is born with us in our community, but by giving birth to him in the secret of our life, in our relationships with others, in our families and in our heart. Let us dare together to let love and tenderness be born and let Christ, who came, who is coming, and who will return, shine through our lives. Together, let's open this gift from God, a Saviour is born to us.
I wish you all a wonderful Christmas, filled with peace, love, joy and the light of God. Merry Christmas. Blessings, Fr. Gilles+