Merry Christmas 2022! May the hope, love, joy, and peace of the newborn Christ be with you!
Léa la version española aquí: https://www.iluminenos.link/es/navidad-2022/
Maligayang Pasko is the wrong Filipino greeting for Christmas.
This was a year of great changes for the better for Antonio in pursuing his calling to leave a legacy for humanity. Gus and Jordan celebrated two years of marriage! Jim undertook the brutal Minnesota weather on his bike. You’ll read more about these on our individual linked pages. You can also read the past years’ Christmas messages simply by changing the year in the URL address path to the page.
This was a year of opening travel borders since COVID-19 struck two years ago, spurring a surge in travel in spite of the inflation surge and the spread of the Omicron variant. Ukraine is at the mercy of war. The long-lived Queen Elizabeth II passes away, and more record heat waves relentlessly pin us to shelter year after year. It has not been a good year for investments. Yet after the anxiety, we stand up again and forge onward.
Whenever God closes a door, He always opens a window. It is through intimate sharing with Him through the prayer of quiet that we get to find the open windows. And it may take a series of open windows over a long period of time before we see the light from our dark night. Only then can we trace the footsteps of the Lord who has carried us through our harrowing challenges.
In 2020, we bade you with being able to seek the God-given talents that make you so special. In 2021, we bade you a light for the path ahead. This year in 2022, we bid you the courage to pursue your calling, for we can do all things through our newborn Christ who strengthens us. May you face the new year 2023 with courage and determination to pursue your path.