Christmas greeting from the Apostolic Visitor with a special role for the parish of Medjugorje, Archbishop Aldo Cavalli

Thank God, we celebrate the event of Christmas again this year. Christmas, which makes us live and experience, and reflect on the God who made himself one of us. The Word became flesh, meaning: God became one of us. Many Christians throughout the centuries have asked themselves: why did God become one of us, why did God become a real man, why did God become a real man in Jesus of Nazareth, why? We must look for the answer to this deep question in what God himself tells us. He tells us two profound reasons in answer to this question. Why did God make himself one of us? God therefore tells us: because of love, because of love and pure love. God, says the Revelation, loved us, the men and women of this world, so much that He wanted to come among us, become one of us and announce who He was – God – He is love. The Revelation points us to another profound, deep answer and says: look how you have so many good things and so many limitations in this world, you do so many good things and so many sins. Do you know what I am about to do? I will send my Son to take upon himself all of your sins, all, all of the sins of the world, absolutely all. I will allow Him to go to the cross and give everything on the cross out of love for you. It is in giving all of himself that the end of His earthly life will come. And when He died, He caused all your sins to die in Him. He justified you. God made himself one of us in order to justify us, to make us justified before Him, justified in His Son. This is a very deep question that many Christians have asked. Why did the Word become flesh? This means: why did God become one of us? He made himself one of us because He loves us, loves us, loves us with eternal love. He became one of us to take my sins, your sins, the sins of the world and destroy them so that we can live again justified, righteous before Him.

Merry Christmas everyone, merry Christmas to all the people. May God, who is love, continue to deeply love and justify us.

Merry Christmas!

Msgr. Aldo Cavalli

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