Christmas a celebration of love

Christmas a celebration of love

Comunità Fiducia nostra (Ashraya) - Savanur - India

Christmas will always be a celebration of Love as long as we stand heart-to-heart and hand in hand.

         Pope said ‘Let us remember that it is not truly Christmas without the poor, because the heart of Christmas is Christ and Christ was poor. Jesus was born poor, loved poor and died poor.

        With that in mind, capturing the authentic spirit of Christmas, together with the less privileged children of our Foster home gave a kick start to the preparation for the Christmas celebration with great excitement taking a Christmas friend each, sowing the grains, collecting hey for the crib and making handmade stars etc. 

       A week before, along with our Parish priests and parishioners went around announcing the glad tidings of Christmas joy, peace and love of Christ‘s birth to the families and the religious houses of our parish with a live crib including Santa Claus and angels presented by our children. Spreading and sharing the message of love, peace, forgiveness and joy through Christmas carols, songs, dances, and prayers.

      On the eve of Christmas, our houses were lit up with LED cereal lights and twinkling stars. Even evergreen trees were decorated with bells and glitter buntings. A beautiful crib was also set up which made the entire atmosphere quite charming and exciting. 

      The Christmas celebration culminated on the forenoon of 25 December revealing the long-awaited Christmas friend with the exchange of gifts followed by cutting Christmas cake and a sumptuous dinner. It was shared with a few differently abled clients of our self-help groups and the staff. 

 This is how the community of Ashraya at Savanur kindled the candles of love, peace and Merry in everyone’s Christmas standing heart to heart and holding hand in hand.