„For today in the city of David a savior has been born for you who is Messiah and Lord.”
(Lk 2, 11)
Looking at our realities the most wishful thing at the moment is peace. It is such a little word, but means so much and makes such a difference.
When there are terror attacks, I want peace. When there is military oppression, I want peace. When there is economic threat, I want peace. When there are racist assaults, I want peace. When there is violence, I want peace. When there is religious or political persecution, I want peace. When there is war, I want peace.
When people are suffering, I want peace.
Not everybody is aware of it, but peace has become more rare. Let us pray these days for all the countries, the people and our friends who are longing for this peace that is given by our Lord to the people of His mercy. Let us be thankful for the gift of having people around us, who love us and respect us and share their time with us. Let us be full of joy because Jesus is born into this world, the one who showed us how to live in peace.
Have a blessed, joyful and peaceful Christmas
and a healthy, lucky and successful year 2016!