The days grow shorter and darker as we approach Christmas. Before Christ’s birth many feared this time and longed for the winter solstice to reverse the process and bring more light with every passing day. With the coming of Christ we know a light has come into our world that not even tragedies like the mass killings in Newton, CT., can extinguish. In John’s Gospel the evangelist proclaims: “the light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it.”
As disciples of Christ we are called to bring His light into the world – “Just so, your light must shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your heavenly Father.” (Mt. 5: 16). The MCC wishes each of you a very holy Christmas. In the coming year, may we work together to bring the light of Christ – the Prince of Peace – to a world too often darkened by hate and violence.