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Long awaited -- Christmas is finally here for many marks the end of a marathon round of shopping when they can settle down and relax with their friends and their families.
As for the Vatican it's -- time to celebrate one of the holiest days on the Christian calendar.
Holiday can mean so many things to so many different people and Father Jonathan Morris joins us now to share.
His spots on the real meaning of Christmas but -- you encounter so many people in your parish people may think you just are on TV that you.
You give several masses today people tell you their stories what what's touched you this Christmas -- no.
Something that really.
Taught me the meaning of Christmas -- we can all learn again and different levels but just the other day I was visiting a parishioner mine was eighty years old and is dying.
And his last couple of days.
And after visiting him a great man very peaceful last moments.
I asked the nurses is there anybody here that -- doesn't have any found that I could visits in the -- usually do that I learned from another pastor.
And they said wow.
-- there's only one person but.
We're kind of hesitant and I and that's and that's the kind of person -- -- and that we start walking over.
And as we got close to his room he saw -- most are far and he started getting very violent.
And I'm very violent just to see another human being coming towards him.
The -- -- -- -- should get a little bit closer father again at another step forward when he saw my current form.
Outfit he got more violent.
I'm and he started really that flailing in.
And that -- and let's get out of here this -- this is not good.
He's -- 45 years old also dying.
In very very bad shape his IVs there's a lot of blood there is a lot of it was not good because who's who finally.
And I said you know I can't leave right now this is -- this is the person who needs help.
And as I was they're looking at him and -- he was getting matter and matter I thought.
Posting back to preparing my sermon for Christmas -- thank you Jesus came as a BP someone that we cannot accept.
What I do right now and I got -- in my knees he couldn't he couldn't speak.
Very well and I just -- like this to let him know I was praying for for him in that moment that eager subsided.
He kept so quiet.
And I said.
-- -- -- -- You are not alone.
God loves you and he's near -- He got so peaceful and he repeated after me got his new in the best he could with a swollen -- And -- loves me and then he makes his own sign makes this listeners is look gun.
-- huddled around each other he says the most beautiful prayer I could possibly imagine -- repentance.
And -- back to god I love you you're near me.
For me that was the perfect example of what Christmas.
-- it is it's not just about found that some people don't have family family is wonderful I'm going to see my family now and Ohio.
But it's also -- redemption it's about forgiveness.
And it's about when we're deficient.
-- -- -- Beautiful story I was and that's the kind of work that you do we really appreciate it.
Merry Christmas to you think we remembers those guys who are ill serving and who aren't with us most anymore.
And thank you we appreciate you thank you were happy days are here on Christmas thinking her a question.
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