The birth of Jesus is the most powerful sign and message of hope in a world darkened by the shadows of fear and uncertainty. Each year, Vatican Radio brings you the voices of religious leaders and heads of Christian charitable organizations as they reflect upon the transformative power of the Good News that “Christ is born!” Today’s message comes from Blase Cardinal Cupich, Archbishop of Chicago.
“As we celebrate the Lord’s birth, we come to appreciate more fully that He walks with us,” says Cardinal Blase Cupich, “but also that He urges us to join Him in walking with others, especially our sisters and brothers who are in need.”
For, as the Archbishop of Chicago reminds us, “it is in them that we meet Him.”
The Season of Christmas, the Cardinal continues, “invites us to do all that we can to be close to those in need. . For, in sharing the joy and hope of Christmas with them, we come to know Who this Christ Child is, Emmanuel, God who is with us in every step of our life. Let us bring that joy and hope to others and come to know more deeply the great meaning of Christmas.”