The delivery of Jesus is probably the most highly effective signal and message of hope in a world darkened by the shadows of concern and uncertainty. Annually, Vatican Radio brings you the voices of non secular leaders and heads of Christian charitable organizations as they mirror upon the transformative energy of the Good Information that “Christ is born!” At the moment’s message comes from Fra’ John Dunlap, Lieutenant of the Grand Grasp of the Sovereign Navy Order of Malta.
“The delivery of Jesus is the strongest message of hope,” says Fra’ John Dunlap, since June the Lieutenant of the Grand Grasp of the Sovereign Navy Order of Malta. In his Message for Christmas 2022, Fra’ John says, “Christmas is the start of a brand new life for the complete world,” reminding us that “on the core of Christmas is that God is with us at all times.”
It’s a time, he says, that “we cherish for caring for each other, sharing hope and religion.”
Fra’ John Dunlap’s Message for Christmas 2022
It’s with nice pleasure that I want the listeners of Vatican radio a Completely satisfied Christmas.
We stay in difficult instances that are tainted by a number of crises and emergencies unfolding in numerous corners of the world. However allow us to be reminded that the delivery of Jesus is the strongest message of hope. Christmas is the start of a brand new life for the complete world. On the core of Christmas is the understanding that God is with us at all times. It’s a time we cherish for caring for each other, sharing hope and religion.
That is what the Order of Malta, one of many oldest Catholic non secular orders, does and has been doing for 10 centuries. We carry reduction and help to those that want it most. We function in city areas in addition to in lively battle zones, bringing reduction and first help. We assist the poor and the needy, offering medical and social help, by no means overlooking non secular wants along with materials ones. We deal with the sick and supply solace in dire social settings in six continents. The 900-year-old motto of the Order of Malta, Tuitio Fidei et Obsequium Pauperum – witnessing the religion and serving the poor and sick – has by no means been stronger than at present.
I ship my greatest needs for a joyous and holy Christmas to you and your households.
Fra’ John T. Dunlap
Lieutenant of the Grand Grasp
of the Sovereign Navy Order of Malta