Pope John Paul II Speaks to the World's Children:
"Praise the name of the Lord! The children of every continent, on the night of Bethlehem, look with faith upon the newborn child and experience the great joy of Christmas. They sing in their own languages, praising the name of the Lord. The touching melodies of Christmas spread throughout the earth. They are tender and moving words which are heard in every human language; it is like a festive song rising from all the earth, which blends with the song of the Angels, the messengers of the Glory of God, above the stable in Bethlehem: "Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace to men with whom He is pleased!" (Lk 2:14)
The highly favored Son of God becomes present among us as a newborn baby; gathered around Him, the children of every nation on the earth feel His eyes upon them, eyes full of heavenly Father's love, and they rejoice because God loves them.
What joy is greater than the joy which you, O Jesus, bring at Christmas to people's hearts, and especially to the hearts of children?
Raise your tiny hand, Divine Child, and bless these young friends of yours, bless the children of all the earth!"
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