Christmas means so many things to us: it can go from superficial things (like relishing cakes) to meaningful things (like meeting our dear ones; recognising God in the needy people) and to very profound ones (like renewing & celebrating our faith in the Incarnation of Jesus).
God, in search of humanity, is one such profound truth of Christianity.
No wonder why we say, ‘Christmas is a tangible expression of God physically
in search of the lost humanity, the lost sheep’.
It is for this, Jesus projected Himself as a Good Shepherd who goes in search of the sheep that has gone astray. So, Christmas indeed is a festival of search. Right?
For example, the Wisemen from the East seeing the Star, set out on a journey in search of the Messiah. They found Him in a manger and paid their homage to Him.
The Shepherd too began their search to meet the Messiah, when the angels proclaimed the Good News to them. They were uneducated and, in their simplicity, they experienced the Divine nearness. They left their sheep and began their search to meet the Messiah.
What was the effect of their search? “The shepherds returned, glorifying and praising God for all that they had heard and seen.” (Lk. 2:20).
As you all know, during this Christmas, God is in search of us each day.
He says: “I am standing at the door, knocking.” (Rev. 3:20).
So, let us feel His divine presence and open the door for Him to come in.
Then we will hear the angels sing: “Glory to God on high and Peace on earth to all who dwell who at their heart is well.” – an outburst of Christmas joy.
In the name of our Salesian Community here, I wish every one of you: Teachers, Non-teaching Staff, Support Staff, Parents, the Past Pupils, Salesian Cooperators, Friends and Well-Wishers and dearest Students,
a Joyful Christmas &
a Grace-filled New Year 2024!
Affectionately in Don Bosco,
Fr. D.J. Sagayaraj SDB
Rector & Correspondent.