From what we have heard in today’s Gospel, we see how simply and humbly John the Baptist tells the people that Jesus is the Son of God, the one that humanity has waited countless centuries for as its Savior
Glory and thanksgiving to our Most-merciful God, the Creator of everything, who has deemed us worthy to celebrate the rise of the New Year once again. The wishes that we exchange, they usually reflect our deepest desire to have health, peace and joy.
By the grace of God, we are once again deemed worthy to reach the great feast of the birth of the divine Word in the flesh, who came into the world to grant us “well-being,” remission of sin, of captivity to the works of the law and death, in order to grant us true life and great joy, which “no one can take from us.”
In the world you shall have tribulation; but be of good cheer, I have overcome the world” (John 16.33) is the reassurance of the Lord, who alone trampled upon death by death, to generations of men and women