My dear Friends in Jesus
Merry Christmas! At this beautiful feast, we celebrate God’s gift to us of his son, Jesus. It is a gift of love; one we are called to bring into the world. Jesus came among us to save us. He shows us a way to live. Even in taking on our human nature he shows us our own worth. He reminds us during this COVID-19 pandemic crisis that we should look on each other with the same love he shows us. We often think that Christmas is a child’s feast. It is. It is for the child within each of us, the part of us that takes joy in the wonder of life. Our world needs the message of Jesus, its wonder, its joy, and its hope. We need it at Christmas, but it cannot be contained to one day. Christmas calls us to live in its message of gift.
Live the true meaning of Christmas, then, throughout the year 2021 by carrying His love into the world. Look at the people you meet. See that Jesus is with them. Give thanks for the gift we are to each other. Our world needs the message of Jesus, his love, his forgiveness, his mercy, his care. Live in the wonder of the gift of Christmas: each of us is loved by God. The power of this gift to transform our world is our hope.
I pray that Christmas for each of us is a joyful moment to hear the Good News once again, God is with us. May we welcome him again with hope. And may all of you, your community, your family, and your friends have a wonderful and blessed Christmas.
Fraternally in Christ Jesus
Fr. Baby Ellickal MI
Order of the Ministers of the Infirm
St. Camillus Province – India
St. Camillus: Saint of the Red Cross I
23rd December 2016
story of St. Camillus I read more
St.Camillus: A Humble Brother II
24th December 2016
Camillus returned to the monastery read more
St.Camillus: The Priest III
25th December 2016
Reassured by the miracle of the Crucifix read more
St.Camillus: Advocate of the Poor IV
26th December 2016
The Red Cross of the Ministers read more
Heart of St.Camillus V
27th December 2016
He lived the last six months read more
Poor & Sick: St.Camillus Thoughts
“The poor and the sick are the heart of God. In serving them, we serve Jesus the Christ.” St. Camillus De Lellis read more
Serving: St.Camillus Thoughts
The sick we are serving will one day cause us to see the face of God. St. Camillus De Lellis read more
Sick are our Lords and Masters. Hospitals are the mystical vineyard of the Lord. St.Camillus de Lellis read more
Think well. Speak well. Do well. These three things, through the mercy of God, will make a man go to Heaven. St. Camillus de Lellis read more
Commitment: St.Camillus Thoughts
Commitment is doing what you said you would do, after the feeling you said it in has passed. Saint Camillus De Lellis read more
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