We have reached the shortest day of the year. It is the day when we have the least amount of daylight and the world can seem dark and gloomy. We do not know the actual date of Jesus’ birth though some scholars suggest it was more likely to have been in April. However, it is appropriate to celebrate it in December because Jesus is the Light of the World and he brings light to us when we most need it. It is helpful during Advent to reflect on our own lives and recognise the areas of darkness within us that need the light of Christ. Remember too that darkness is only the absence of light. Light always overcomes darkness.
Mary and Joseph are continuing their journey around Dinton and Ford.