Father Jonathan Morris' Christmas message
Uncovering the true reason for the season
- Duration 4:34
- Date Dec 25, 2012
Uncovering the true reason for the season
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It's classic lines like that one from the Christmas Carol make you remember the true meaning of Christmas as families are tearing through the wrapping paper and -- holiday feasts.
-- remember the importance of the special -- Here with the Christmas message is our Fox News religion correspondent and the author of this book god wants you happy -- Spotted John learning more if it weren't -- product -- that he can get your -- last night.
Then let that -- -- since it I am confident that -- -- me happy I don't feel.
After midnight in the past I just said this is your super ball exactly -- you usually say to me you know you only work when do we get to it would be complaining.
The -- -- You are talking about -- -- he's about to deliver another message this morning but his message last night was we all of -- need to.
Take some time slow down reflect for.
Allow god in our lives and slow down not use technology is much in and just focus on what's important it's also great message for Christmas Day it is I think.
Not just not just for Catholics not even just for Christians but.
For people who believe that there is a higher power that there is a supernatural being who it has a plan and -- -- for our lives.
And what the Pope was saying was that in this modern -- as we we don't even have time.
Forgot which is amazing because -- team that doesn't -- make sense of that is.
In all all powerful all loving being who created -- than we are for him.
-- and so it's time like Christmas.
That we are able to sit back and reflect a little bit especially after the get -- -- right in all the preparation is preparation they've done for us to say.
What is my life all about and Jesus says that your life is actually -- out.
Living and dying and getting ready for.
Life eternal and he has come and yes in the form of the baby.
But Christmas doesn't make sense unless it's linked to also -- his wife his passion his death and resurrection which is.
And that's what Christmas is all about it's amazing that -- could go -- -- As you have been about doesn't actually cut every year our our world changes so much and especially -- the last month massacres.
On the train.
But your message on Christmas does it change each year or is it always that -- -- message you know it is always the same exact message no doubt but we all live in a different way it's Christmas snuck up let me this year with with sandy.
And in the new town and tragedy here.
And I hear from -- people -- Doesn't feel quite like Christmas because I've been going through all these things -- imagine what Christmas morning felt like for Mary and for -- stuff.
Things weren't perfect you know Christmas is not just about.
Is it is not just about.
Happiness it's about redemption and there's people right now who are sitting at home -- long without them we you can live Christmas perhaps even better than the rest of us.
People were suffering right now.
Who made might be able to.
Really connect with god in a very very personal intimate way better than the rest of us so yes it.
And the message is always the same but we didn't -- it differently and better depending on -- circumstance.
After earlier in the show about well the -- has only been on for nineteen minutes but we -- just a little while ago about different traditions -- And we mentioned some people do the birthday cake for Jesus some people do the advent wreath sure you have a great tradition I was reading about your father started with you have to share that.
-- two things I remember so well -- up one -- -- my dad whenever we would always make a school before the crash the Manger scene and get down on our knees and -- would be listening prayer before we open those gifts.
One minute doesn't take very long -- one minute makes a huge difference makes an indelible mark.
And those children -- my my heart.
The second thing is that we almost always had somebody who didn't quite fit.
Well around that.
The of the Christmas table and around Thanksgiving table in other words somebody who was not part of the immediate family and somebody -- didn't have family somebody who was sometimes -- off the street.
And we've got used to that there was always someone who didn't quite fit it's making room for somebody.
Who who doesn't have a bunch of -- -- lessons to to your kids and everybody around and that's why -- is there someone who doesn't -- Go Celtics got every Christmas vacation I had to get -- -- that night so it is cynical ex army.