Christmas bells are ringing! Yes, it is that time of the year again.
Is Christmas the gifts and the abundance of food and drink?
This is a holiday that is observed and celebrated by everyone and sometimes we lose focus on what it is all about. As we get busy with the preparations, for some it’s maybe the only time they get new clothes or get to eat good food. For business people, it’s a time for economic boom as people spend more on luxuries. This is all good and makes life enjoyable BUT, what are we celebrating?
Christmas is a time of spiritual reflection on the important foundations of the Christian faith. It’s also a celebration. It’s when Christians celebrate God’s love for the world through the birth of the Christ child: Jesus.
So, as we celebrate this year, let us go deeper than the gifts, the food and the drink.
Jesus Christ must be at the centre in our hearts. Let us find time, just to be quite and be thankful to God for giving us His Son and to truly take in the wonder and awe of the season. Such love and sacrifice.
May I take this opportunity, on behalf of my husband Claudio and my family, to wish you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.
Let us continue to rise in His strength as we serve Him for the growth of the Kingdom.
Priscilla P. Penny
The International President