Saturday, December 25, 2004

A Christmas Message from the Holy Father...

but not the one you are expecting. This comes from Pope St. Leo the Great:

Christian, remember your dignity, and now that you share in God's own nature, do not return by sin to your former base condition. Bear in mind who is your head and of whose body you are a member. Do not forget that you have been rescued from the power of darkness and brought into the light of God's kingdom.
Through the sacrament of baptism, you have become a temple of the Holy Spirit. Do not drive away so great a guest by evil conduct and become again a slave to the devil, for your liberty was bought by the blood of Christ.

The current Holy Father's Urbe et Orbe Message is also worth the read.

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