Dec. 25:HAPPY BIRTHDAY DEAREST JESUS! A HAPPY AND HOLY CHRISTMAS TO ALL! AV greeting (0:18s) & text.
Dear Baby Jesus, after 4 weeks of interior preparation, we have finally reached the commemoration of your Nativity! We would like to sincerely greet you with profound joy from the depths of our heart and soul:
HAPPY BIRTHDAY, DEAREST JESUS!
Even if you are unable to speak, you teach us a lot of things. In the presence of Our Lady and St. Joseph, I want to kiss, caress, hug and hold you tight in my arms while I THANK you, God the Father and God the Holy Spirit once more for all the things you have done for us: for your INFINITE GOODNESS, LOVE AND MERCY, for our sake and for our salvation, by the power of the Holy Spirit, you were born of the Virgin Mary and became man!
I also want to ask you PARDON for all the times I remained indifferent to your closeness and presence and at the same time ASK THE HELP OF YOUR GRACE so that I may compensate in my own little way the lack of love you receive from those who ignore you.
DEAR JESUS, YOU KNOW ALL THINGS, YOU KNOW THAT I LOVE YOU, BUT I ALSO WISH TO ASK YOU FOR THE GRACE TO GROW MORE IN LOVE WITH YOU, making you happy and the people around me as well, not only with words but with daily deeds, TURNING ALL THE CIRCUMSTANCES AND EVENTS OF MY LOVE INTO OPPORTUNITIES TO SEEK, FIND AND LOVE YOU. That I may never lose you and that I may always have you in my soul, renouncing myself more each day so that your love in me would grow.
For us Christians, if we live this way, EACH DAY COULD AND SHOULD BE ADVENT, COULD AND SHOULD BE CHRISTMAS; BECAUSE, THE MORE WE STRIVE TO PURIFY OURSELVES, THE MORE WE GIVE ROOM FOR GOD’S LOVE IN OUR HEART, THE MORE CHRIST WOULD COME AND BE BORN IN US. (Cf. St. John Paull II, General Audience, Dec. 22, 1982)
“Grant, we pray, almighty God, that, as we are bathed in the new radiance of your incarnate Word, the light of faith which illumines our minds may also shine through in our deeds (Opening prayer, Mass at Day of the Nativity of Our Lord).”
WISHING YOU ALL, MY DEAR FRIENDS, A HOLY AND THEREFORE, A HAPPY CHRISTMAS TO YOU AND YOUR LOVED ONES! A BIG HUG IN THE CHILD JESUS, WITH MOTHER MARY AND ST. JOSEPH! Fr. Rolly Arjonillo, priest of Opus Dei.
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