"And I say also unto thee, that thou art Peter, and upon this rock I will build my Church; and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it. (Matthew 16:18)
January 18-25 is a week marked every year with hope and sincere prayers seeking concerted efforts concomitant with divine intercession to attain the long-aspired wish, namely Christian unity.
Reports have repeatedly shed light on the deteriorating situation of Christian Syrians which covers all walks of life.
The Almighty God is the great creator Who is qualified with perfection and nonpareil excellence. When He created Earth, He made a masterpiece of creation which people continuously depict in their paintings. Such paintings are mere representative of the divine beauty intended to demonstrate the glory of the Creater.
People provide services to humanity in various fields namely, military, spiritual, social, and health among others.
Since the start of life on Earth, humans worked assiduously to improve various aspects of life by inventing all needed facilities that make daily activities easy to run. Over the past years, scientists made huge achievements in all walks of life and made nonpareil progress in all fields.
One beautiful sign of hope is the opening of a new church in Erbil, where the first Masses were to be celebrated at Christmas.
"Let us pray that the hearts would be filled with the hope emanating from his wondrous and miraculous birth of the Prince of Peace, Lord Jesus Christ.”
As the hands of the clock move and its ticks are heard repeatedly, an implicit announcement is made marking the end of the year 2021 and the emergence of the glaring rays of the sun of the new year, namely 2022.
The year 2021 left behind sufferings and pains that are sometimes incurable resulting from the Corona pandemic and its variants as well as the ramifications of the disease represented by unemployment, poverty, violence, and despair in addition to wars and forcibly displacements that result in economic and social hardships.
The date December 25 is not like any date. This very day celebrated every year is not like any other day. It is a day which marks bringing about a radical change in the course of life in Earth. It is the birth of the Savior in Bethlehem whose name is Emmanuel, which means "God is with us."