Christmas is a time of great joy, joy because we celebrate the entry of Christ into the world as our Saviour. But in a real sense, everyday is Christmas because Christ is always with us. In this meditation we consider the importance of being always cheerful, of radiating our joy to others. We consider:
Texts of Scripture that speak to us of the joy surrounding the birth of Christ
A pearl was a sought after jewel in the time of Christ, hence considered of great value.
Our Lord uses many parables to explain the kingdom of God, among them that of the merchant who finds a pearl of great price and goes and sells all he owns to buy it. For us that pearl is our faith in God, the light that gives meaning to our existence, that shows us the way to happiness both here and hereafter. In this meditation we consider: