Christmas, a good time to approach God
Holy Christmas that will never be a party commercial consumerism, appearance, of useless gifts, or superfluous waste. But it is a celebration of joy, to welcome the Lord in the manger and heart ". Father Francisco, 22 December of 2014.
A good way to welcome the Lord in my heart and approach and prepare this encounter with him is in the Sacrament of Penance or Confession. To facilitate everyone this Sacramento, the Church of San Juan del Hospital will remain open at noon day 23 and 24 of December where several priests will be available in the chapel of the confessionals.
Close and Christmas 1980, John Paul II was more than two thousand children in a Roman parish. And he began catechesis: How do you prepare for Christmas? With prayer, They responded screaming kids. Good, with prayer, the pope told them, but also Confession. You have to confess to go after the Communion. What will you do? And thousands of guys, even stronger, they responded: ¡We will do it! Yes, you must do, John Paul II told. And more softly the Pontiff continued: The Pope also confess to receive worthily the Child Jesus.
As well, so we do each of us, these days remaining before Christmas. And we will try to carry it out with love and trusting in divine mercy.