Catholic Kids Media – Why do we celebrate Christmas? – Christmas Cycle A

Today is Christmas, the celebration of Jesus
Christ’s birth! Our Gospel today is an amazing reading from
the beginning of the Gospel of John. It starts out a little strangely: “In the
beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.” This beginning he’s writing about is the
beginning of Creation when God made everything. Jesus is the best part of this plan of Creation. “The Word” that John writes about is God’s
word that he used to speak the world into being. God said “Let there be light,” and there
was light. Everything that exists is part of God’s
plan. But people didn’t want to go along with
God’s plan. We see this when Adam and Eve ate the fruit
that God told them not to eat. We want to decide things for ourselves. But we can’t fill our hearts up this way
because they want something infinitely good. They can only be filled with God’s infinite
love. So God decided to fix the plan because he
didn’t want us to be empty. He creates Israel to make things right between
him and us. Israel worships God at the Temple. And from Israel, the world got the Messiah. John writes, “And the Word became flesh
and made his dwelling among us.” He’s talking about how this Word of God,
his divine plan of Creation, became a person through Jesus Christ. Jesus is the new place to meet God, the new
Temple. And today on Christmas we go to Christ’s
Mass, meeting him with joy in our hearts.

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