We read from our Gospel on this joyous Christmas Eve in anticipation of Jesus’ birth.

In this faithful passage, we learn from Mary how she embraced the angel Gabriel’s message.

“The Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the Most High will overshadow you. Therefore the child to be born will be called holy, the Son of God.”

Mary, troubled but engaged by Gabriel’s words, fully opens her heart to faith.

“Mary said, ‘Behold, I am the handmaid of the Lord. May it be done to me according to your word.’”

At CMMB, we embrace this Gospel and this special day as an opportunity to reflect on our faith, our trust in the path we are on, and embrace our loved ones with holiday cheer. We hope you feel some of this cheer in our digital Christmas card, available to share friends and family here.

From all of us at CMMB, we wish you a very Merry Christmas.