When we speak of hope, often it refers to what is not in man’s power to realise, which is invisible. In fact, what we hope for goes beyond our strength and our perception. But the Birth of Christ, inaugurating redemption, speaks to us of a different hope, a dependable, visible and understandable hope, because it is founded in God.
Following the invite of the Holy Father, let us take more time this year to contemplate the Nativity, whether in our homes, in our parishes, or in the streets. Let us open our heart to the Word made Flesh, the Baby born for us, the Saviour come to heal our brokenness.
Behold, the eye of the Lord is on those who fear him,
on those who hope in his steadfast love,
that he may deliver their soul from death,
and keep them alive in famine.
Our soul waits for the Lord; he is our help and shield.
Yes, our heart is glad in him,
because we trust in his holy name.
Let your steadfast love, O Lord, be upon us,
even as we hope in you.
From all the CTS staff, we wish you a very happy and holy Christmas: may the hope of this night illuminate your life.
Christmas Opening Hours: Just a reminder that we will be closing on Friday 22nd December 2017 at 1pm, and reopen on Tuesday 2nd January 2018. Have a wonderful Christmas!