Christmas is coming, like a light in the darkness of our time, made difficult by the pandemic. A message of hope addressed to us as to the shepherds on the night of Bethlehem: “Do not be afraid: I bring you good news.”
Indeed, this year we need this good news more than ever.
Christmas will be different this year, but we still want to make sure to share it with our dear friends, especially those who are in the most difficulty: the poor and lonely, those living on the streets, all the elderly feeling the weight of isolation, and those who, impoverished by the crisis, had to ask for help for the first time in their lives.
The fight against the virus, as we have understood in recent months, is done with science, but also with solidarity. It has reminded us that, as Pope Francis says, only together we are saved.