“New Birth, New Beginning” by Bishop DiMarzio

December 23, 2013 – Excerpted from “Put Out Into the Deep,” Bishop DiMarzio’s column in The Tablet:

“Every Christmas presents us with a new opportunity to live our lives in a Christ-centered way. We must ask ourselves the question, “Is Christ truly the center of my life? Do I make Him the center of my Christmas celebration?” All of the good traditions, family reunions and all of the gifts, which we give with great love, need to return us to understand the mystery that we celebrate in Christ’s birth. It is the mystery of God’s graciousness to us by sending His Son to be born into the world in poverty so that we might become rich in grace.

Every Christmas we put out into the deep mystery of the birth of God as man.”

Read the full text of the Bishop’s column on The Tablet website.