Teaching the true meaning of Christmas
Father Jonathan Morris weighs in
- Duration 4:52
- Date Dec 24, 2012
Father Jonathan Morris weighs in
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Smith says the season of giving and we all love.
Getting gifts from Santa it's important to remember that the holiday is not just about presidents our presence that is -- this time president.
And shining lights but something a lot more personal tennis not to explain his Fox News religion contributor.
Father Jonathan Morris skit scene they -- morning athlete that you're here today on Christmas Eve as we look forward to Christmas.
Tomorrow I know that you want to tell a story that was inspirational.
To you but I want to start with just how important it is to understand the true meaning of Christmas especially when we're talking to our kids and maybe having a few family traditions to keep patent law sure a -- I.
I always remember one fabulous time -- tradition.
That when we would run down the stairs to open up the presences there's seven kids my family and -- down from the second -- the first four -- My mom -- be waiting there and well we're checking -- the gets in the -- rise we knew they would have to go to the crash.
And my dad -- -- down on his knees and he would be the family in prayer to baby Jesus -- and very simple tradition that took about one minute.
But it left a lasting impression in my in my heart and soul but that's the meaning of Christmas it's a man named Jesus -- who.
Was god made man.
-- -- -- -- Before we could open presents on Christmas -- which is a Swedish tradition we used to have to act out the plane of Marion -- and the baby with all of the kids I -- -- -- in an up and let's -- and -- we had to play our instruments and sort of do a little.
Christmas concert for all the arouses the house I know his inspiration -- time a doctor I guess we deserve -- on but I think traditions are so important as well as understanding I mean I know that you have a story that you mention god.
From this just happened to me yesterday at Christmas kind of snuck up on me this year right with that would sit with sandy and -- -- -- on -- northeast and then the Newtown Connecticut tragedy.
All of sudden I found that in.
Christmas and yesterday when visit oppression in the hospital who was buying eighty years old very good man I knew he was dying.
But somebody had taught me along the way that when you're leaving the hospital as a priest at least a -- tradition that I started.
Through his example I just said mr.
anybody has since the nurses -- anybody here.
Who doesn't have any family that I could visit and because as a clergy -- they allow me do it and they said -- And there is someone but I know he's not doing well.
-- will take mussina.
And do these two nurses very nervously walked -- for.
And the Sunnis he saw us from about fifteen feet away he started getting very angry very agitated started beating on his.
On -- sad that he was lying there obviously dying.
About 45 years old.
That terrible disease.
And they said we could pilots get out here this is we we -- analysts said let me stay a little bit longer.
I took one step closer and he started getting furious he pitched he said he's gonna lose he's gonna lose it here and it is -- concerns because -- -- are obviously.
And I prayed god help me to.
Allow him to experience some sort of -- or some sort of peace I took one step closer -- you get more furious.
I said well you know baby Jesus came as little tiny baby very non intimidating at all I get out of my niece and I want my desk.
And as soon -- they did that.
He started getting -- -- said.
-- -- name but Jesus knows your name.
And this Christmas Jesus knows you're suffering and he luncheon.
He repeated Jesus knows my name and Jesus loves me.
By this time for a -- nurses came around.
And I said would you say a prayer for me.
And he put his hands like this.
Total -- total peace and he -- when most beautiful prayers that can possibly imagine.
It's for people like this new family terrible suffering all alone.
From Jesus came and that's the meaning of Christmas isn't it's about redemption.
It's not just about families.
It's about redemption and family and -- all of that is wonderful but.
This man -- in the meaning of Christmas last night.
But we should all be thankful that you are in the position that -- in this well thank you could bring him that case well he got me and my knees and it was in my idea.
But he could not handle.
Another human being in his presence.
He was income.
The position of baby Jesus.
Nothing that allowed him to accept that god love Tim in new.
Powerful story coming from Father Jonathan Morris one of the most respected people you and all of Fox News for sure in the -- Pacific.
Thanks -- just --