The Pope's Christmas Eve Message
Friday, December 24, 2010
The Pope spoke on the BBC today to offer his "Thought of the Day." He could not have been more direct and in true Benedict style, he managed to cut through the cultural clutter. Here is what Il Papa said:

"God is always faithful to his promises, but he often surprises us in the way he fulfils them. The child that was born in Bethlehem did indeed bring liberation, but not only for the people of that time and place he was to be the Saviour of all people throughout the world and throughout history. And it was not a political liberation that he brought, achieved through military means: rather, Christ destroyed death for ever and restored life by means of his shameful death on the Cross."

Enjoy the Christmas Eve meditation and Merry Christmas.

And for a little Christmas cheer, we have posted the World Over Christmas Special here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JXku5-zeRBc Keely Smith, Aaron Neville, Frank Sinatra, Andy Williams. Who could ask for anything more?

Let me know what you think at raymond@raymondarroyo.com




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