My Dear People,
I would like to wish a Merry Christmas to each and every one of you. This Christmas season, 2020, is going to be different. Families may not have a reunion this Christmas. We can, however, be closer to each other spiritually, and we are still able to communicate with each other electronically.
May the Lord at this time touch your hearts and fill them with love. May the isolation from one another not affect you. The Lord Jesus is there to give us his great love and to be with us. We should take time to pause and reflect on all the blessings that God has given us. We should give Him thanks.
He is the author of life and He is above everything else. He can make any “crisis” an opportunity for greater good. May the Lord help each and every one of us be able to sustain this COVID-19 pandemic and may next year be a year where we will emerge grateful and victorious over the setbacks that we have encountered.
I give my blessing to each and every one of you, and I will pray for you, especially this Christmas season, so that this feast may be an opportunity to be bound by faith in God and to realize his abundant love for us.
2020 may have been the opportunity for us to have acquired a greater appreciation and trust in God. Perhaps in the future we will be able to accept challenges knowing that God is the one who will lift us above the stormy seas of life; just as he lifted Jonah, who was thrown overboard for not doing God’s will, and just as he lifted Peter, doubting and wavering, while walking on water through the storm surrounding him.
Yes, the Lord can lift us above any storm, and may this coming year realize for each of us increased faith, spirituality and abundant joy.
May our Lord and Savior give you the greatest peace in your hearts this Christmas season.
Blessings and love to everyone,
Fr. Vincent Clemente