Last night I was able to hear the choir and orchestra rehearsal for Christmas Midnight Mass at the Oratory. I can’t put into words how beautiful it was.

The bad news in and about our world is known. In its fundamental form, it isn’t new, either. But the word I received while listening to the beautiful strains of the children’s choir sing of the birth of Our Savior in Bethlehem was simple and direct. Nothing is impossible for Christ.

He entered our world of sin and darkness in profoundest humility, and conquered all. He desires our salvation, and has the power to effect it, if we but accept and respond to His love.

Come, Lord Jesus!