Dear People of God,

      Greetings in the Lord.

“Jesus’ birth is proof of God’s presence”. Matthew’s (Chapter 1:18-24) use of the quotation from Isaiah is a theological proclamation that Jesus’ birth is an irrefutable sign of God’s presence and compassionate care for God’s people. Our fearful and violent world is increasingly desperate for a sign of this sort. Jesus Himself was this sign. Jesus asks us to be a similar sign for others. It is the message that will be both whispered in secret and openly proclaimed in myriad ways until the end of time. God is with us. And Christmas is a time of joy and I wish you and your family members a very Happy Christmas and a Bright New Year 2012. God bless. 

Thanking you.

Fr. S. Susai Raj.