2011 CHRISTMAS GREETING FROM THE TSOS
Christmas is beautiful, not because the lights and the sounds of Christmas, but because what happened in that silent night two thousand years ago.
Yet Christmas is beautiful. Silent night will not remain silent, for grateful souls can't stop singing about it. Holy night will not remain calm, for joyful souls can't stop celebrating this Holy birth.
Man's fear of punishment is replaced by God's saving grace. Truth never has to be distorted to spare sinners. Love never has to be compromised to uphold justice.
Lives lived in meaninglessness and purposelessness often force honest souls on search journey. Many treasures may be found, but only one rests our soul. The wise men searched near and far, and God directed them to the most beautiful treasure, Immanuel (God with us). Their eyes are opened to divine beauty. Their world is now beautiful in the substance of their hope.
Let's celebrate Christmas with a child like delight. It is not what we eat, but what we know that nurtures us. Not the food but the Good News that satisfies us. We know the author of Christmas; He is Holy. We know the gift of Christmas; He is love. We know the joy of Christmas; our brothers and sisters have received and passed it on, so have we. Celebrate “Christ child born in us” this Christmas. Let His life grow up in us and restore all peace.
Tom and Tehwan Tso