Wishing You a Blessed and Joyous Christmas

December 15, 2014

I became a grandfather for the first time in July. The birth of Cecilia Alice was cause for much joy and celebration not only for its personal and family significance but because the arrival of a new baby is a very powerful manifestation of faith and hope in the future of the human race. This brings me to Christmas. At times the mystery of the Incarnation –the fact that God decided to become one of us in the person of Jesus is totally overwhelming and beyond belief. In reality, however, it is the most gracious, natural and loving things God could have done.

As we once again listen to the message of the angels, follow the star and make haste to see that baby in the manger in Bethlehem, may we always welcome Jesus into our hearts, and, more importantly, share his love with a broken world that is hungry for his Good News. On behalf of the Episcopal Church Foundation, I wish you and your loved ones a most blessed and joyous Christmas.