O sweet Child of Bethlehem, grant that we may share with all our hearts in
this profound mystery of Christmas. Put into the hearts of men and women
this peace for which they sometimes seek so desperately and which you
alone can give to them. Help them to know one another better, and to live
as brothers and sisters, children of the same Father. Reveal to them also
your beauty, holiness, and purity. Awaken in their hearts love and gratitude
for your infinite goodness. Join them all together in your love. And give us
your heavenly peace. Amen.
Pope John XXIII
We wish you and your families a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. We look forward to sharing more Christian Deeper Learning blogs starting back on January 4.