Dec 21, 2020
This is Bishop Michael Burbidge of the Catholic Diocese of Arlington. Even in the midst of the darkness we are experiencing in our world, I pray that you are filled with joyful hope. After all, unto us is born a Savior—Christ the Lord, the Light of the world. He has dispelled the power of darkness. We pray that those in need will experience the radiance of the love of God in and through our faithfulness, goodness, and sacrifices. May we be instruments of His peace and compassion in a world that desperately needs the witness of our faith and unity. Our Lord’s birth renews us in the hope and peace that comes from Him alone. Dear friends, no matter the burdens and crosses you may be carrying, know that His Light shines bright, and forever. May Our Lord fill you with the gift of his peace, this Christmas and always.