Fr. Marinko Šakota, Medjugorje Parish Priest, sent Christmas greetings to the parishioners, pilgrims and all the faithful in his message, which we convey in its entirety:
Celebrating Christmas: The Word became flesh. That word is life and the light that enlightens. Evangelist John advises us what the path of being born of God is to live with the Word who is light, who enlightens, dwell with that Word, read it and listen to it. Then it would become a friend, a guiding star along the way. In it we will receive many advices similar to those received by the three wise men of the East. We will be able to expose the Herods and the glitters of Jerusalem and recognise the right path and true values, even if they were far from the public eye: in a simple stable. We will also discover the power: that we are children of God, beloved sons and beloved daughters of God.
We decide whether to remain only born "of blood and of the will of the flesh" or to be born again of God, anew every day.
Merry Christmas to all parishioners of the parish of Medjugorje, all pilgrims and to all the people of good will!
Fr. Marinko Šakota,
parish priest of Medjugorje parish