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A Child Is Born Unto Us

Adoration of the Magi by Bartolomé Esteban Murillo Via WIkipedia

Adoration of the Magi by Bartolomé Esteban Murillo
Via WIkipedia

On a dark, cold night in Bethlehem of Judea, some 2000 years ago, a Holy child left the peace and happiness of Heaven to be nourished in His mother’s womb, to be born of the Virgin Mary.  In winter it is cold in this holy town.

We call the Infant, the Child of Light, because He came to bring Light to the dark and despairing world.  On that first Christmas night, His Light filled the stable at Bethlehem and then spread to the whole world.

We, His followers, are called children of Light because we have taken this Child into our hearts to be loved and cherished.  We need never to walk in darkness.

This weekend we celebrate the Epiphany of the Lord – the three Magi, visiting Mary and Joseph, and the newborn Christ Child.  Infants die quickly if not shown lots of love through the touching, hugging, and kissing – a proven fact.  If we don’t hold the Holy Child closely to ourselves, this Christ could die on us in our hearts.

As we stand back and look at the holy scenes in our Christmas cards, our churches, our nativity sets – we must take up this Infant to embrace Him in love and whisper to Him our joys, our sorrows, our hopes and our dreams.  In past I have written how I have taken towels, bunched them together and carried them around with me – as a reminder of the Christ Child: pure, peaceful, loving. 

The days are still cold and dark – but each day brings with it more light.  Carry Christ with you in the coming days in your thoughts, your words and your actions.  Bring His Love and His peace to all those you meet.  Be the Light – Jesus’ Light – to the world around you!

Fr. George Mc Kenna

January 7, 2017 - Posted by | Bulletins | , , , , ,


  1. Reading this post reminded me of the images I had as a child when I listened to the reading of Christ’s birth.

    Comment by Ed Weston | January 7, 2017 | Reply

  2. Just so beautiful!! May the Dear Lord bless you everyday!! Peace and Love😊

    Comment by Anonymous | January 7, 2017 | Reply

  3. So beautiful!! May the Dear Lord bless you everyday of this New Year!!
    Peace & Love 😊

    Comment by Kathy | January 7, 2017 | Reply

  4. Your words teach us with such Love…to hug & hołd Him close throughout our lives!
    Hugs & Love to you Fr. George, you are an awesome shepherd for us, His sheep!
    Blessings, marianne

    Comment by mcs | January 7, 2017 | Reply

  5. Each of us is responsible for bringing light into our world. Your message is ageless. Since the beginning of time we have had positive forces and negative forces in this world. The person you see in the mirror is the person who can make a difference – a positive difference of light! Thank you Father for your years of service. I just found this blog, and am excited about the volume of messages you have provided. Thank you.

    Comment by Anonymous | January 7, 2017 | Reply

  6. Thank you, Fr. George:
    Your monthly bulletin is an inspiration to me. I share your spiritual
    insights with friends. I praise and thank God for our friendship
    through the past many years. My sister, Mary and husband, Jim
    appreciate your prayers. They are now in their 90’s and often
    ask me about you.
    A Blessed, happy, healthy New Year to you and all you hold dear
    to your heart…..which is in the multitudes of friends from near and far.
    Thank you for your prayers and loving support and friendship.
    You are also in my daily prayers.
    Lovingly in the Hearts of Jesus and Mary.
    Sister Colleen Morris

    Comment by Anonymous | January 9, 2017 | Reply

  7. After reading this blog about the Christ Child, I asked myself, what does it mean to me to hold the Child of Light in my heart? What effect does this mental image of a baby have on me? It softens my heart and tenders it toward others. That’s a good thing. Thanks for blogging (sharing).

    Comment by Ed Miskovic | January 14, 2017 | Reply

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