"I proclaim to you good news of great joy that will be for all the people." (Luke 2.10)
My dear Children, Brothers and Sisters in Christ,
Angel Gabriel, the messenger of God was sent to Mary to inform her about the good news of being chosen to become the mother of the Savior. Mary, then set out to visit her relative Elizabeth to share the good news. At the birth of Jesus, the angel of the Lord appeared to the shepherds and proclaim the good news of great joy for all the people.
During this advent season, let us reflect on how we are preparing ourselves for the coming of our Savior Jesus Christ. Like the angels and Mary, we are also called to be the messengers of good news, peace and hope.
Pope Francis says: Prepare for the Prince of Peace by becoming peacemakers. Do not bad mouth others. Do not fire the first cannon shot. If we all did only that - not talk badly about others - peace would advance. May the Lord prepare our hearts for the birth of the Prince of Peace. But for the preparation let us do everything, let us do our part to bring peace, to bring peace to our heart, our soul, to bring peace to our family, our school, our neighborhood, our work place. Men and women, of peace and good news.
God’s blessings upon you!
Fr. Thomas Kadukapillil