This is the night when the sheer inability of the darkness to prevail is revealed.
This is the night when even the most hidden labour camp in the most isolated nation can no longer remain unseen.
This is the night when not a single tear disappears in the shadows.
This is the night when no hunger pain remains unfed.
This is the night when deserts bloom and ice becomes fire.
This is the night when loneliness is banished and greed transformed to lavishness.
This is the night when anger becomes meekness, violence halted, and hatred is transfigured to love.
This is the night when sickness of body and mind is eased with sweet anointing.
This is the night when sin is outdone by mercy.
This is the night when those who labour are no longer burdened, the weary and wandering are carried, when every widow and orphan has the shelter of family.
This is the night when the powerless are strengthened and the powerful choose to be servants.
This is the night when prisoners are visited, those in bondage set free, the addicted taste hope, and the rejected find acceptance.
What came to be through Him was life, and this life was the light of the human race; the light shines in the darkness, and the darkness cannot overcome it.
Oh, we all know the darkness still tries, such is its folly and denial, for this is also the night of the Morning Star, when manger is icon of chalice, cave is icon of tomb.
The is the luminousness of Eucharist and the brilliance of Resurrection.
All grace, hope, mercy, healing, all that the human hearts hungers for, all becomes real this night for this is the night that is radiant dawn, luminous stillness, undisturbed by choirs of Angels for their music enhances the one constant, the beating heart of the Child!
CHRIST IS BORN!
We Are a People of Hope
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