Christ the Savior is born

Bishop Gary E. Mueller

Bishop Gary E. Mueller

In the beginning was the Word
and the Word was with God
and the Word was God.
The Word was with God in the beginning.
Everything came into being through the Word,
and without the Word
nothing came into being.
What came into being through the Word was life,
and the life was the light for all people.
The light shines in the darkness,
and the darkness doesn’t extinguish the light.
—John 1:1-5 (CEB)

I love Christmas and everything that goes with it. But the very things that make this ‘the most wonderful time of the year’ can also cover up what matters most about this time of year: the reality that Christ the Savior is born. It bothers me. And I believe it bothers you as well.

This is why I want to invite you to join me during these hectic days before Christmas to dwell once again on the heart and soul of Christmas—how God has come to us in a tiny baby in a manger long ago to unleash the fullness of God’s unconditional, transformational and invitational love.

As we do this together, it is my hope and prayer that we will discover once again the miracle of how the love that came into the world in the most unlikely of ways still crosses the boundaries of time and culture to literally bring abundant life to our lives. And Lord knows we need it right now in a world filled with so much suffering, division, hatred and polarization.

May you experience how the angels’ proclamation about “good news of great joy” is true for you and for our world.

Merry Christmas!

Grace and peace,

Gary E. Mueller