Br. César J. Tobón’s Inspired Christmas Greeting For 2015 With Pope Francis Homily From 2014.
Br. César J. Tobón, of Mexico, is ANOTHER of my valued Internet friends.
In 2014 he sent me this wonderful graphic ahead of the February 2014 consistory.
That was how we ‘met’. Then in 2015 he repeated the kind gesture for the February consistory.
Br. César J. Tobón has had the privilege of holding the Missal
for Pope Benedict XVI (#266) at a Papal Mass. q.v. below.
Here is the translation of the Pope Francis, December 24, 2014
homily quoted at the top of the greeting.
“How do we welcome the tenderness of God? Do I allow myself to be taken up by God, to be embraced by him, or do I prevent him from drawing close? “But I am searching for the Lord” – we could respond. Nevertheless, what is most important is not seeking him, but rather allowing him to seek me, find me and caress me with tenderness. The question put to us simply by the Infant’s presence is: do I allow God to love me?”
The words after that are “Best Wishes and Blessings” to his family, follow students, friend etc.
Br. César J. Tobón holding the Missal for Pope Benedict XVI.