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Happy Christmas with the family

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  Video. The prelate of Opus Dei, Bishop Javier Echevarria, sends a Christmas message encouraging us to spend these days striving to give ourselves to others, beginning with our own families. Then Christmas will be a family celebration with all mankind.

“May each home be an extension of the marvelous home formed in Bethlehem and Nazareth, despite the poverty and material deprivation,” says Bishop Echevarria, suggesting that Christian families should imitate the example we see in the Holy Family: “Jesus, all-generous, giving himself completely,” Mary, and Joseph, who seek to repay Jesus’ Love by loving him in return.

Bishop Echevarria also recommends us to spend this time in close union with all mankind, and especially those who are suffering for whatever reason – the sick, the poor, those whose countries are at war, etc. And in this year of preparation for the next Synod on the Family, he expresses a hope that “every person and family may have the constant desire to strive to live facing God and for God.”

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