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Bishop Deshotel offers 2019 Christmas message

Posted at 6:31 PM, Dec 24, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-24 19:31:09-05

Bishop Deshotel has offered 2019 Christmas message. Below is the message in its entirety:

Hello, I'm Bishop Douglas Deshotel of the Catholic Diocese of Lafayette.

St. John tells us that God so loves the world so He sent His only son. This season, as we gather together with family and friends, let us recall this beautiful mystery. That God came to share in our human nature that we might share in His life for all eternity. We give gifts to each other at Christmastime to remind us of the generosity of God and His great love to us. And how He's presented Himself to us in the newborn Christ child in the most vulnerable way possible, so that anyone could feel attracted to him, and be drawn into the beauty, truth, and goodness of a newborn child.

St. John tells us that God so loves the world so He sent His only son. This season, as we gather together with family and friends, let us recall this beautiful mystery. That God came to share in our human nature that we might share in His life for all eternity. We give gifts to each other at Christmastime to remind us of the generosity of God and His great love to us. And how He's presented Himself to us in the newborn Christ child in the most vulnerable way possible, so that anyone could feel attracted to him, and be drawn into the beauty, truth, and goodness of a newborn child.

As Bishop of the Diocese of Lafayette, I wish all of you and all of your family a very holy and happy Christmas season. God bless you all.