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Wednesday, December 28, 2016

December 27, 2016: Del Rio News-Herald * OPINION * Letter to the Editor * Christmas in our heart and soul
















Letter to the Editor,

Christmas in our Heart and Soul

Every day is Christmas in the heart and soul of all who believe in Jesus Christ.

Christmas is not just one day every year, it is every day of the year for all who believe that Jesus Christ came to save us from our sins and show us the way to Our Father in Heaven.

Christmas is not just for a season, it is a reason to believe always and forever.

Christmas is all around us every day of the year, if only we have eyes to see, ears to hear and a heart and soul filled with faith to believe in the Christmas Miracle.

Christmas is about giving; Jesus giving Himself to us and us giving ourselves to Him and to others.

The Christmas season is filled with all the love and generosity of spirit that marks any celebration centered on our Savior Jesus Christ; because giving is actually receiving.

It’s time we got back in touch with the truth about the real relationship between giving and receiving which is giving love and receiving love selflessly and sacrificially; it’s that simple; it’s that miraculous.

All the Christmas candy cannot sweeten the soured heart and soul; all the Christmas ornaments cannot decorate the empty heart and soul; all the Christmas festivities cannot enliven the saddened heart and soul; all the Christmas money cannot salvage the bankrupt heart and soul; all the Christmas presents cannot gladden the gloomy heart and soul.

Let us celebrate on Christmas and every day that the Creator became a Creature to be in Communion with us.

Christmas is any time our hardened hearts are softened with love, our narrow minds are widened with hope, and our hungry and thirsty souls are feed and refreshed with faith.

Christmas is when the heart and soul come to life with the true meaning of all the Christmas carols ever sung and all the Christmas cards ever written.

Only the Christ Child of Christmas can fill our heart and soul with faith, hope and love for truly living a Blessed, Joyous and Merry Christmas.

Come Celebrate Christ’s Christmas!

Marian Casillas, Ed.D.

Del Rio