I congratulate all the Christians of the world, as well as all those for whom the Greatest Image of Jesus Christ is an example to be admired and constantly imitated! And as St. John Chrysostom said, “The veneration of the Saints consists in imitating them.”
In childhood, we often follow the example of our parents, copying our mothers and fathers in some way or another. And aren’t we, Humanity, God’s children, made in His image and likeness? And He, the Creator, wants to see in us not just copies, but unique creations, marked with the seal of individuality and uniqueness in His divine reflection.
And God grant that on this festive day of the Nativity of Christ, a divine child appears in the hearts of each of us, who will always encourage us to follow the path of Love and Compassion, to the joy of our Heavenly Father and His Son — Jesus Christ!