Please find Mary Greaves’ introduction to this weeks Newsletter below.
Christmas Day is imminent and so I would like to share with you something I think we all wish for, particularly at this time of year; a reflection for peace on earth this Christmas.
As the world buzzes with activity, anticipation, and often, a whirlwind of chaos, the gentle call for peace is ever more urgent for today’s troubled world. Jesus Christ, the Prince of Peace, entered our world in simplicity, offering a profound lesson to us all. True peace often emerges from humility, from recognising our shared humanity and from seeking common ground amidst differences.
Christmas reminds us that peace is not merely the absence of conflict but the presence of justice, love, and reconciliation. Yet, amidst the complexities and challenges of our contemporary world, the path to peace may seem elusive. Christmas invites us to embark on a journey inward, to cultivate an inner peace anchored in faith, hope and love. Christmas is an invitation for us to become instruments of peace and to radiate light, even in the darkest of corners.
Peace is a gift from God, made incarnate in Jesus Christ. We need to cherish this gift, safeguarding it through acts of justice, mercy and solidarity. By extending a hand to those in need, advocating for the marginalised and working towards the common good, we embody the true spirit of Christmas; a spirit of peace that transcends borders, cultures and ideologies.
Along with Fr Andrew wishing you all a Christmas filled with peace, joy and blessings now and always.
Wishing you a very blessed Christmas and all the best in the New Year
Fr Reginald and Fr Bryan