Dear ladies and gentlemen!
Our age unites me and you. All we have been through that period called the golden days of our life. Many people consider autumn to be a grievous time of the year, as the hot summer dies away and the frosty winter is approaching. In fact there is some truth, but I must admit that this season is full of colors like spring. I recall this all to take your heart and rejoice all what gracious God bestows us.
However we have a little less power, but accumulated much wisdom, so we can see far more than the eyes of our soul than seen with the eyes of our body. Certainly we have vital needs to be satisfied. We are hurt when those who could help us forget us. But despite all the grief and lack of daily life we can see what is truly valuable and lasting, and distinguish it from what really shines though inside is empty. And this is, my dear friends, our quiet happiness.
Such thoughts come to our mind when the great feast of Christ's Nativity is coming soon. Namely Christmas comes at the very time when the sun is gaining new strength. But the most essential of those days is not rotation of the sun, but the address of the God to us as a source of all love and goodness. Thanks to his coming everything around us gains a new meaning. To understand this we have to live on earth much more than two or three decades. Therefore our age is really the golden time. I congratulate you cordially on the feast of Christmas and on that great and majestic minute of revelation of our Merciful God. I wish you our traditional greeting "Christ is born!" awakened the sense of deep joy at the bottom of our heart so we could sincerely and loudly say “Glorify Him!”
+ Cardinal Lubomyr Guzar