austraLasia

?

Shortcut

PrevPrev Article

NextNext Article

Larger Font Smaller Font Up Down Go comment Print Attachment
ALA_5281

20191223_EAO2.jpg

Yangon, Myanmar, December 2019 -- To all my brothers and Sisters,


All blessings on this great day of Christmas. Special prayers and blessings to my country men and women, let the coming year be a year of Good News.


Christ is the center of Christmas. His message is the blessing of Christmas. On that cold, beautiful night, when the Son of Man chose to take our flesh and was born in a poor manger, the angels sang “ Peace to all men of Good Will”. Yes the message of Christmas is simple:


PEACE TO ALL MEN AND WOMEN OF GOOD WILL.


More than any time in history, Myanmar stands at the crossroads of history today, seeking peace and reconciliation. This grace and gift we ask as a nation, as a family. The Bible claims that Christ came to reconcile and rebuild the broken relationship between God and human beings. His emptiness was the fullness of humanity. His poverty was the rich in reconciliation, his powerlessness was the empowerment of the whole human family.


As members of Myanmar's family, we stand with outstretched hands, with prayer in our lips and hope in our hearts with a single prayer:


LET THE SUN OF PEACE AND RECONCILIATION RISE IN OUR LAND!


I pray that each and every one of my Myanmar brothers and Sisters becomes the ambassadors of peace and reconciliation. Yes, countries and international community can do their part. But Christmas is the challenge to every one to play our part in bringing peace. On that silent night the message of peace was not preached to the powerful, the kings and rich. It was preached to the simple, powerless shepherd. Let us hear that message of first Christmas in our hearts. People of Myanmar:


LET EACH ONE OF US BECOME THE AMBASSADOR OF PEACE


Christ came at the most challenging times of Jewish history. His coming was a healing moment. The Jews were looking for a messiah who can reconcile everyone – the various tribes, the various rulers. War and subjugation was their lot.


Myanmar too stands at crossroads of history. It faces many challenges. There are chronic wars, there is huge displacement, unsafe migration of thousands of our youth, climate change and need for reconciliation among various people.


God is so indulgent with Myanmar. The graceful people from every tribe, the plentiful natural resources, the spiritual wealth of Myanmar : all these are envy of others. This is indeed a golden land, God’s own favorite country.


Despite all these great blessings, Myanmar is today known in the world for wrong reasons. Myanmar is dragged to the international court. Big words are used against this country. Christmas calls for conversion and repentance. Conversion from hatred, repentance from all kinds of sins committed against God or fellow human beings.


Myanmar needs to understand the world's concern about the suffering of people from Myanmar. It wants a peaceful resolution and return of the affected people. At the same time, the world needs a greater understanding of Myanmar. Myanmar as a nation has its own legitimate reasons for security. Countries all over the world take security precautions. The world needs to understand struggle democracy faces in this country. International community needs to accompany this nation of fledgling democracy. All stakeholders are trying to recast a new Myanmar. Any sanctions will adversely impact our simple people.


The world wishes good for the people of Myanmar. The world knows the long journey of the people of Myanmar. Every person in this nation holds a great dream in his heart. The world community needs to make this dream a reality. The people of Myanmar can afford no more night mares. Their heart holds a pregnant dream. Christmas is the story of a dream of a better future. Let that dream be a reality in Myanmar of today.


The international events involving Myanmar today can force a relapse. Another relapse would be a shattering journey through a slippery rock. The people of Myanmar need understanding, advising, accompanying by the international community, not condemnation. Any sanction without consideration for the welfare of ordinary people will be a sad commentary on world’s concern for our people. That is the message of Christmas. Understand Myanmar people, their dreams, their tears.


The rulers of this nation need to engage the international community. No man is an island. No country is an island. Myanmar needs more international friends. There are many countries that wish well for the people of Myanmar. Individuals like the late Kofi Annan engaged with Myanmar in a constructive way. His recommendations can be a starting point of healing and building trust. He was an ambassador of peace to our nation. There were painful events in our country and we must have the courage to accept the unkind acts and seek reconciliation with the international community and the affected people of this nation.


Christ was the Prince of Peace. His birth in a simple manger brought powerful streaks of hope amidst the engulfing darkness of hatred and conflict. We are in such situation. Every long night of suffocating darkness ends in glorious dawn. Let Myanmar rise to a new dawn of Hope and Reconciliation.


Come Lord Jesus! Let this nation be blessed with the everlasting peace. Let every son and daughter of this great nation believe in a new Myanmar of Hope, Peace and prosperity.


Peace is Possible, Peace is the only way. Peace to all men and women of Good Will.


Have a blessed Christmas and a New Year of all graces.




Maximum Attachments : 0Byte/ 15.00MB
Maximum File Size : 15.00MB (Allowed extentsions : *.*)

  1. 5283(II)_The Season for Giving And Sharing

    ALA_5283 There is more joy in giving than in receiving By THA SC Udonthani, Thailand and Vientiane, Laos, Christmas 2019 -- Christmas is a season of giving and sharing, especially with the poor and the less privileged. On 22 December 2019, ...
    Date2019.12.28 CategoryTHA Reply0 Views167 file
    Read More
  2. 5283(I)_Mongolian youth are already conquering my heart

    ALA_5283 Attracted by Project Africa poster - start of Missionary vocation By Cl. Felix Almeida Mumbai, India, 26 December 2019 -- Cl. Felix Almeida and his companion Cl. David Justin (this latter from AFW province) received their destinati...
    Date2019.12.28 CategoryEAO Reply0 Views116 file
    Read More
  3. 5282(IV)_We wish you a Merry Christmas

    ALA_5282 May Jesus enlighten the darkness EAO Christmas Greeting 2019 24 December 2019 Dear AustraLasia - Boscolink Family, Merry Christmas, and heartfelt wishes for this great Christmas Feast of to all Salesian confreres, Salesian Family m...
    Date2019.12.26 CategoryEAO Reply0 Views178 file
    Read More
  4. 5282(III)_Sharing the Love of Jesus through the Christmas Fair

    ALA_5282 The Salesian School as a Field of Evangelization By THA SC Banpong - Huahin - Hatyai , Thailand, 24 December 2019 -- According to the 2019 statistics of the Catholic Church in Thailand, there are 390,000 Catholics in a population o...
    Date2019.12.26 CategoryTHA Reply0 Views193 file
    Read More
  5. 5282(II)_Young Vietnamese Workers in Japan are hungry for spiritual things

    ALA_5282 Meeting Jesus in the young Vietnamese migrants in Japan By Fr. Michael Lap, Vice Provincial Japan Nagasaki, Japan, 23 December 2019 -- The whole family of Jesus experiences the same destiny as millions of migrants or refugees do al...
    Date2019.12.26 CategoryGIA Reply0 Views132 file
    Read More
  6. 5282(I)_EAO 2019 final deaconate ordination in Myanmar

    ALA_5282 "Lord, to whom shall we go" By Myanmar social communication Anisakan, Myanmar, 24 December 2019 -- What is possibly the final Salesian ordination in EAO for 2019 took place on Saturday, 21 December, at 7am in Anisakan - Myanmar. Sa...
    Date2019.12.25 CategoryMYM Reply0 Views79 file
    Read More
  7. 5281(II)_Cardinal Charles Maung Bo – Christmas Message 2019

    ALA_5281 Yangon, Myanmar, December 2019 -- To all my brothers and Sisters, All blessings on this great day of Christmas. Special prayers and blessings to my country men and women, let the coming year be a year of Good News. Christ is the ce...
    Date2019.12.23 CategoryEAO Reply0 Views266 file
    Read More
  8. 5281(I)_Welcoming Jesus in our needy neighbours

    ALA_5281 Sharing the Christmas Joy with youth in need By EAO social communication Manila - Legazpi - Cebu - Poipet - Sihanoukville - Thailand -FIN - FIS - Cambodia... 23 December 2019 -- There are many different ways of offering meaningful ...
    Date2019.12.23 CategoryEAO Reply0 Views195 file
    Read More
  9. 5280(II)_Received and Shared Joy of Christmas

    ALA_5280 Christmas Fair for Poor Children at Salesian Theologate, Vietnam By Br. Pham Hong Phuoc, SDB Blessed Philip Rinaldi Theologate, Ho Chi Minh, Viet Nam, 21 December 2019 – On Saturday, 21 December 2019, the Salesians of the Blessed P...
    Date2019.12.22 CategoryVIE Reply0 Views116 file
    Read More
  10. 5280(I)_Two lay mission partners from EAO region to join GC28

    ALA_5280 Rich experience of YM and Missions shared in GC28 By AUL social communication Melbourne, Australia, 22 December 2019 --Ms. Lauren Hichaaba has been working with the Salesians of Don Bosco in the Australia-Pacific (AUL) Province sin...
    Date2019.12.22 CategoryAUL Reply0 Views174 file
    Read More
List
Board Pagination Prev 1 ... 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 ... 326 Next
/ 326