Hope is built on promises, and Christian hope does not disappoint. Why? Because our hope is based on a promise kept. The birth of Jesus is the fulfillment of a promise that God made to his people long ago, to send a Savior through whom God would always be present. On Christmas, we celebrate a promise kept!
As catechists, we are proclaimers of a promise kept. We are proclaimers of hope! Those we teach are in need of knowing that God is with them and with us. As catechists, we proclaim Emmanuel—God with us—and we facilitate encounters with our Emmanuel, Jesus Christ.
As we celebrate this Christmas, please know how grateful I am for all that you do throughout the year to be proclaimers of a promise kept. From all of us here at Catechist’s Journey, may your Christmas be filled with abundant graces and abundant hope so that you may continue to proclaim a promise kept!
I invite you to enjoy “The Shepherd’s Story Song,” a beautiful story of promise and hope, as a way of celebrating God’s promise and the hope we find in Jesus Christ. Have a blessed and merry Christmas!