Warmest greeting to all readers! May the peace Christ come to bring lead to greater closeness in families, healing where there are conflicts and forgiveness of hurts.

May the troubled experience calm, those who feel confused about their lives find serenity. May the lonely and grieving hearts find the intimacy that Christ offers all.

Christmas peace reverses the tensions and turmoil that result in people’s hearts whenever they are torn between the human heart yearnings to live ideals and the struggle against selfishness and the other human weaknesses and failings. Jesus came to empower people gradually to overcome these weaknesses. He taught new ways to worship, to pray and to live.

May all feel welcome to worship and pray for Christ’s peace during this Christmas in our Churches this year.

+Most Reverend Gerard Holohan
Roman Catholic Bishop of Bunbury