All of us at CTS would like to wish you and your loved ones a very happy and holy Christmas, and every blessing for the new year.
We also wanted to take this opportunity to remember the wonderful words of Pope Francis at his first Christmas Mass as Pope, a year ago today:“Together with the shepherds, let us pause before the child , let us pause in silence. Together with them, let us thank the Lord for having given Jesus to us, and with them let us raise from the depths of our hearts the praises of his fidelity : We bless you, Lord God most high, who lowered yourself for our sake. You are immense, and you made yourself small; you are rich and you made yourself poor; you are all powerful and you made yourself vulnerable. On this night let us share in the joy of the Gospel: God loves us, he so loves us thathe gave us his Son to be our brother, to be light in our darkness. To us the Lord repeats: “Do not be afraid!” (Lk 2:10), As the angels said to the shepherds: “Do not be afraid!” And I also repeat to all of you: Do not be afriad! Our Father is patient, he loves us, he gives us Jesus to guide us on the way which leads to the promised land. Jesus is the light who brightens the darkness” ~ (Pope Francis, The Solemnity of the Nativity of the Lord, 24th December 2013)
This Christmas, let each of us take a moment to ‘pause before the child’, and contemplate the miracle that is God’s love for us.
A Quick Note…
Just a reminder that our offices and bookshop will close at 12.30 on Christmas Eve, and will reopen on Monday 5th January 2015.
Have a wonderful Christmas!!