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Churches Celebrate Christ's Birth


Charles Flynn

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Like millions throughout the world I worshipped the Birth of Christ at Christ-mass last evening. The number of families of ordinary people joining in the celebrations over Advent and Christmas reveals that on this island those who deny Christ's message and portray people of faith as deluded are portraying a picture of island life which does not reflect the true picture.

 

Christ is Alive!

 

More than ever His message of love is needed. We should not live for ourselves but for others, sharing with our neighbours the gifts we have been given. Be thankful for your gifts and for those given to others.

 

We can give thanks in the words of ’A Christmas Prayer’ by Robert Louis Stevenson:

 

Loving Father, Help us remember the birth of Jesus,

That we may share in the song of the angels,

The gladness of the shepherds,

And worship of the wise men.

Close the door of hate and open the door of love all over the world. Let kindness come with every gift and good desires with every greeting. Deliver us from evil by the blessing which Christ brings, and teach us to be merry with clear hearts.

May the Christmas morning make us happy to be thy children, and Christmas evening bring us to our beds with grateful thoughts, forgiving and forgiven, for Jesus’ sake. Amen.

 

May you and yours enjoy a Joyful and Blessed Christmas.

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Why do you need to believe in a "Lord" in order to love your neighbour and "close the door of hate"? Can you not do so for its own sake, without the promise of a reward at the end? Christianity seems very mercenary to me.

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Why do you need to believe in a "Lord" in order to love your neighbour and "close the door of hate"? Can you not do so for its own sake, without the promise of a reward at the end? Christianity seems very mercenary to me.

 

 

Yes i agree ,you don,t need to be religious to lead a moral life style

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