By Fr. Paul Hansen, C.Ss.R.
In many areas of our world the message of fear is resonating. The word security is on our lips. There is a clash between liberty and security.
Pope Francis says: “we are entering a Third World War in pieces.”
During this Advent-Christmas season I hear another message –
How Bethlehem Changed the World
It is not a message of fear but its opposite – love. Fear demands security. Love invites freedom and life.
The Message of Paris has eclipsed that of Bethlehem. It is not that Christianity has been tried and found wanting; it has not been tried.
As followers of the One from Bethlehem let us, during this special season, gift ourselves and one another with the message of the Beatitudes – attitudes of being disciples in these tense and insecure times.
Attitudes of Being that birth freedom, love and life.
Advent – Christmas 2015