Christmas : A Time to Let the Angels Descend

December 24, 2009

Once there was a king who was loved by his people. He respected all religions in his kingdom. He had special love for the poor. He was a wealthy man. But he had a great dream of bringing everlasting prosperity and peace in his kingdom. He would often visited his people in disguise. He had only one son.

One day his son fell in love with a girl. The king was disturbed when he learnt that she was the daughter of a poor peasant.  He asked his son to reconsider his decision and instead marry a wealthy girl. But the son was not moved. His father said that if he married this girl he would have no place in his palace. A few days later the son came to his father and said, “Dad, I have decided for sure. I do not want anything from you. But I wish to go and live with that girl, for I am really in love with her. That day the son had sacrificed his power and splendour for the sake of his beloved.

A similar love story was written by the Almighty King 2009 years ago, when he was planning to redeem the world to restore the prosperity of his creation. He had to make a wothwhile sacrifice. Jesus willingly accepted to give up heavenly glory because he loved us deeply. He came to be like us, human to the core in the form of a babe. He was in love with YOU and ME. This love story of sacrifice is re-told every year, during Christmas.

It is said that the decision was not easy for the Almighty King. God called his three angels - LOVE, PEACE and LIGHT to discuss the plan of salvation. God said, “What shall we do?”

LOVE came forward saying, “I feel the people have forgotten me. They seem to be engaged in widespread murders, rapes, assaults, terrorism and the like. There is no respect for life any more. So I shall go.”
PEACE silently came to the scene and whispered, “I think I am the solution for all the communal riots. I am the most sought after entity today, I shall go first.”

LIGHT said, “I feel I can enlighten the people about their evil ways and bring them out of darkness. Then they will be able to live in peace and love. I am ready.”

God was not pleased. He paused for a while and said, “I wish to send my own son who shall be the fullness of all the three of you.”Thus God came down to heal the broken world. He became a sign of love, peace and light.
But today there is much of hatred, greed, violence and crime. People have forgotten the three angles. There is no unity. We have failed to realize that at the core we all are human beings seeking for ultimate happiness. We have been fighting to show the superiority of our religions.

Today religions have killed humanness. Does not every religion our country teach about these three angels? Yes, God will not send his messenger Jesus again. He needs YOU and ME this Christmas, to be these three angels. Are we ready?

Christmas is a reminder to reset our goal in life. We should remember:

First, we are Human beings, then we are Indians. The only we can boast of being Muslims, Christians, Hindus, Buddhists, Sikhs and so on.

On Christmas night the angels sang “Glory to God in the highest and peace to all people of goodwill.”
It does not matter to which religion we belong.  But it does matter whether we aspire for PEACE, LOVE and LIGHT in our lives. Let’s spread this unique message of Christmas this year.

We have great deal to learn from the simple examples of love of the shepherds, animals and Kings who came to worship the King of all virtues. May Love, peace and light rule our hearts.                                                                                    

by Bro. Lancy M Fernandes SJ, Punes
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Comment on this article

  • Padmanabha Shenoy, Udupi / Saudi Arabia

    Sat, Dec 26 2009

    Very meaningful article. comment from Mr. Joseph Gonzalves excellent one......I wish all the Daijiword readers and the staff a Merry Christmas and Happy new year.

  • Joseph F. Gonsalves, Bannur, Puttur/ Mangalore

    Sat, Dec 26 2009

    I ask and pray to God the Father, the most kind, generous and merciful to bless all of us abundantly in the name of Jesus Christ Amen.

  • Joseph F. Gonsalves, Bannur, Puttur/ Mangalore

    Fri, Dec 25 2009

    Hebrews Chapter 1:6 And again, when he bringeth in the firstbegotten into the world, he saith, And let all the angels of God worship him." If All the angels worship Jesus then what we humans have to do? Christmas became a show of enjoyment, merry making and good attires (not all, but many). Painting, cleaning, decorating, sending greetings, cribs, Santa Claus, several kinds of kuswar, cakes, bokraeamas, dukramas kunkadmas and soro full at the brim. How many of us are cleansing and purifying the soul? How can Jesus Christ come and dwell in a filthy heart? Will he dwell in me and your heart? We are the temple of God. Have we painted, decorated, cleansed, purified, eat or read and understand the word of God? Where is the divinity? Do anybody of us fast to take Holy Communion during the mass service? We Christians have to introspect ourselves. O.K., eat well but at the same time keep the heart clean, sanctified and purified so that Jesus put a seal on everybody’s heart, body, mind and soul. When the aroma of Jesus Christ spreads around the evil flees away. So let us altogether offer gifts to Jesus by spreading the aroma of Jesus Christ around us. So that the fragrance will touch every one’s heart and that will be a perfect gift to Jesus. My love and prayers to all commentators, the daijiworld team and all those viewers of daijiworld. Have a nice, meaningful blessed Christmas. The Love, peace, happiness and blessings of Jesus Christ, the Prince of Peace is in you all. All the

  • Henry Misquith, MANGALORE/BAHRAIN

    Fri, Dec 25 2009

    I would like to wish all the Daiji readers and my friends Merry Christmas, may Christmas and new year bring you many blessings. have a nice day.

  • VICKY CHOPRA, Udipi/New Delhi

    Thu, Dec 24 2009

    to all daiji readers..wish you "MERRY X'MAS"....and especially my following frnds.. who are settled down whereever they are... Leo D'souza (maa ki jai- balkunje), Gilbert Quadros (Golden-m'lore), John Soloman (Millionaire-shastan), Lawrence (Dahtu-m'lore), John Cardoza (tenali-shirtady), ronny (mumtaz-mudargandy), george (nes-shirva), ronny (bevda-karkala), Alwayn (maha-manchkal), George (Mirachi-Kinnigoli), Hector Lewis (babt-kalianpura)..and also one and all team of daiji world

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