AMERICA / HONDURAS – The Bishops: “Let us take the serious and responsible commitment to the reconstruction which our country needs”
Tegucigalpa (Agenzia Fides) – In their Christmas message, the Bishops of Honduras asked the People of God and all people of good will to assume “the serious and responsible commitment for the reconstruction that our country needs, which is an authentic process of peace. “Presenting the Christmas greetings” of peace and hope “, the bishops underline that with the birth of the Savior,” God enveloped us in his love, so that we may learn to love each other. to each other in the same way ”, therefore“ this experience of the love of God must lead us to build just and fraternal social relations; thus we can work together, with an authentic commitment and a spirit of solidarity, to make Honduras the nation we deserve and need “.
The message of the Episcopal Conference therefore invites us to preserve the unique and authentic meaning of the Christmas holidays, which is the spiritual meaning, without making them worldly or living them in a consumerist way, because “without Christ there is no Christmas “. “This Christmas should be for everyone a sign of hope for something new, for the year which is about to begin. Let us give God a place in our life and in family life, and do not repeat what happened in Bethlehem, where there was no place for Jesus anywhere. “The plan of salvation carried out by God, through his beloved Son, “is something wonderfully great, and we are called to make it our own and respond generously to it,” the bishops emphasize. “This is why we hope that Christmas represents, for those who believe in Jesus, the great opportunity to bring God’s salvation to all ”, underlines the message, hoping that“ this Christmas we will learn to live together the two experiences: the tenderness of the house which celebrates life, but also solidarity of the People who march towards liberation “. (SL) (Agenzia Fides, 12/28/2021)