MONDAY
      CHRISTMAS
      December 25, 2000
      volume 11, no. 272


      Pat Ludwa's CHRISTMAS MESSAGE

      The Light of the World

        Pat Ludwa    There was a cold, windowless room full of people. There were no lights so, in their discomfort, the people wandered about in the dark. Needless to say, they often ran into to one another, stepping on toes, bumping into each other. Naturally, this added to their discomfort making nerves frayed; fights and arguments ensued.

            Finally, one person found a candle, and lit it.

            The light of that one candle gave light to the room, enough that others were able to see their way around. Then another, seeing the lit candle, lit one himself, then another, and another.

            Soon, the room was bathed in light, the flame of the candles, not only made it easier to see, their fire gave warmth to the room.

            There was no more discomfort, no more running into one another, no more fights. The angel had spoken, there was no more need to fear, "a Savior has been born to you, Who is Christ the Lord. And this shall be a sign to you: you will find an Infant wrapped in swaddling clothes and lying in a manger." For indeed Heaven itself became A visible reality on this earth: "The Word was made flesh and dwelt among us" (John 1: 14) and there was "peace among men of good will" (Luke 2, 11-14). As Matthew, Mark, Luke, John, Paul, James and Peter proclaim: the Light of the world had conquered the darkness.

            May the light of Christ brighten and warm your lives, and may It warm and enlighten others. Merry Christmas!!!

        Pax Christi,

    Pat


December 25, 2000
volume 11, no. 272
Pat Ludwa's CHRISTMAS MESSAGE


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