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The Church of the Holy Cross, Avening

Monthly Letter to the Parish - December 2019

'God Became Like Me'. That is the title of a recently published booklet designed to tell the Christmas story to children. Many of our local schools do ensure that their younger pupils understand it at a level appropriate for their age group. But what of older children and adults: what is the Christmas message for them?  How can it best be expressed in terms for people in the 21st century?

One image is of God as that love which permeates creation (rather different from a man in the sky): then each of us is individually an expression of that love which reaches out into humanity, and especially so in that baby born in Bethlehem.

May your Christmas be blessed with an appreciation of that love, which links each of us to the depth of existence.

 

Gerald South