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Welcome back Christmas of course is a celebration of the birth of Jesus Christ for more often.
Then it's true meaning.
Tends to get lost in the commercialization.
Of the holidays so.
What should we remember when celebrating this year -- right now that special message New York archbishop.
Timothy Dolan who weren't here Steve nice to be with you always and especially this Christmas season thanks for the invite wolf thank you very much we're gonna get into your we're gonna get a preview of your sermon for Christmas in a moment -- -- -- presuming -- prepared -- -- But first -- you know we've talked to for awhile here on the Fox News Channel about how there has been.
A war on Christmas.
Have you seen it.
I'm afraid so now I'm not one of these gets up and arms -- puts on the armor and -- -- the sword no because this is a great season of celebration and happiness.
But I'm afraid there isn't afraid -- it might be a subset.
Of the general cultural antagonism towards religion in general.
And obviously that would be most dramatically evident.
In -- season when religion and faith seems to be on the front burner so I think there is I do think there's.
There's a desire by solemn.
To put duct tape over the mouth of people who speak with religious convictions.
And I think one of the ways that might be used one of the tools that they might have -- their toolbox would be to try to dumb down.
The meaning in this significance of this most overtly religious season of the year resources plus.
Try to take Christ out Chris -- it becomes the holiday.
Yeah -- -- more than the holy day that that would be to me tent amounted to saying what we should really speak about patriotism -- the flag and fourth of July I mean facts are facts what's the reason for the -- it's a celebration of the birth of messiah messiah Jesus Christ and that its implications for a lot of people.
Who might not be identified -- Christian are religious and we're thrilled they celebrate the meaning of the season.
But let's not.
Diluted -- to lose all the meaning meaning of what it's all about sure.
But fortunately for a lot of people Christmas is just become.
A gift event the yeah.
I wonder sometimes if we religious leaders make a mistake by being too by condemning that all the time.
Let's try to make lemonade out elevenths okay you're right lot of buying lot of giving him well should we condemn that and shake -- finger down or should we say.
Why what word that tradition of buying gift giving come from it came from the greatest gift of all the gift of god the father of -- only begotten son our lord and savior Jesus Christ.
Who was born that Chris mistake that's the most sublime gift the ball so we can use gift giving even if it's got a little out of hand to draw us back to the original message why not.
Sure what's your Christmas message going to be well Steve I've been thinking of you right obviously I've been thinking a lot about midnight -- -- we're so big he.
I have had some other things to do.
But the up.
What is it you were not alone Steve and I think one of the one of the most haunting sentiments -- human being -- have -- -- think he or she is well we're all by ourselves nobody knows I'm going through.
Christmas -- -- ways and that's not true you are not alone I am always with you and as matter of fact they know you're going through because I became one of -- I took on flesh.
I became -- I became one -- -- so nothing's alien to me I'm part of view on party your family.
And by the way I had difficulties and in my life as well I -- to be -- homeless there wasn't room for me.
Up all the on stalled the suffering all the tears it's associated with the human condition god -- -- on and what we call the incarnation that was what Christmas is all about so we're not alone.
We need god god is -- -- he knows what we're going through.
If that doesn't give us consolation and hope I don't know what does.
That your message is that all right well that that's every -- Kensing Patrick absolutely should be that charter a little longer like.
It's got 21 and a -- I've got a message to -- non Christians.
Yeah glad you're here celebrating with us we love you that the very part of the message of the person whose birth were celebrating the son of god.
Is that we're all God's children and that we all.
We all are to treat one another with dignity and respect so that has the universal.
Implication does it so there is that universal dimension to Christmas.
Which sort of embraces everybody so we're thrilled when the world celebrates Christmas with us and this of course Christmas week and it it is always a pleasure -- X you feel this like Arnold way to at least you're to have me back yeah.
With the car.
Anybody got talent Wednesday about Saint Patrick's Day I didn't say about.
So busy that day.
We thank you very much thank you blessed Christmas -- you Americans -- you sir are a.
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