Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Finding Peace On Christmas

Two thousand years ago the angels heralded the birth of Jesus Christ as they sang,

“Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men.”  (Luke 2:14)  

Today, we often say that we want a peaceful life.
We wish to be at a place 
where there is no noise, 
no trouble, or no hard work.

But this does not actually mean Peace.
To be in the midst of all chaos of life, 
and still be calm in your heart - 
is what “peace” is.

This Christmas, open your heart
to the coming of the Holy Child, 
only then you can find a lasting peace.

May we hold still this Christmas long enough to feel the “peace on earth” proclaimed by the angels. Then, as the woman who touched the hem of His robe, the Lord can say to us, “…thy faith hath made thee whole; go in peace…” (Mark 5:34).

Across the Arabian Gulf,  I am wishing you all a happy Christmas blessed with peace and goodwill. I hope that, through our greetings, we pass on this message of love, joy and peace.


  1. They say, "early bird catches worm". I congratulate myself for being the first one to post comment. My reward? The privilege to greet all bloggers and perennial fans of the Pope - a blessed Merry Christmas and a joyful New Year!

    Thanks Pope for this message. You get it right! The birth of our Saviour is the central theme of Christmas!

  2. Hello!

    Just wanna wish you a happy happy holidays!

    with hugs


  3. Merry Christmas Pope!! Happy Holidays!!

  4. Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year Pope!! God Bless!! May The Spirit Of CHRISTMAS be always in out hearts!! :-)


  5. Maligayang Pasko sa Palipasan...

  6. Wishing you a merry Chistmas & a joyous new year to you...

    More Power & God Bless!!!

  7. Amen to that, George!

    Hangad ko rin sa iyo at sa iyong pamilya ay isang maligaya, mapayapa at makabuluhang Pasko!

  8. Merry Christmas to you and your loved ones! Keep on inspiring us with your wonderful thoughts and inspiring words!

  9. From the Oasis Capital of UAE, Happy Holidays!

    Wishing you and your family a blessed and wonderful year ahead.

  10. Merry Christmas you and to ur family...

  11. let's continue to spread the Christmas spirit wherever we are. greetings to you

  12. May the spirit of Christmas bring you peace,

    The gladness of Christmas give you hope,

    The warmth of Christmas grant you love.

    Have a wonderful, joyful Christmas to all!!!

    Bernhard, Vicki, Sascha and Kimberly

  13. Let there be peace on earth and let it begins with me! May we have peace within us.

    George merry blessed chrismas para for you and you pamilya bro. Nice to have you guys around. God bless!

  14. Maligayang Pasko at Manigong bagong taon sa inyo sir ^_^

    May you and your family had a blessed Christmas day!



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