December 16, 2016
An excerpt from Pope Francis’ weekly general audience on Tuesday:
“Christmas is a time to open your heart to the little and wondrous things found in baby Jesus — born poor and defenseless so he could be near and bring hope to everyone.
Preparing for Christmas with Advent is a time to be open to the surprise of a God-child, a poor God, a weak God, a God who abandoned his greatness in order to be close to each one of us.
Christmas is a day for opening the heart, it’s necessary to open the heart to the many small things in that baby and the many splendors that are there.
In the defenseless strength of that baby, people can see the final victory over the arrogant and noisy powers of the earth.”
For full text, go to: http://www.catholicnews.com/services/englishnews/2016/open-your-heart-to-that-small-splendor-born-in-bethlehem-pope-says.cfm