Watch: Archbishop urges faithful to pause and reflect on life

Archbishop Charles Scicluna spoke of the need to pause and reflect on important questions such as where are we coming from and where are we going. During his Christmas message the Archbishop said that the answers to these questions which have been asked since time immemorial is found by listening to Jesus’ voice according to our Christian faith.

Archbishop Charles Scicluna started off his Christmas message speaking of Silent Night, explaining that Fr Josef Mohr, a parish priest in Oberndorf Austria gave the poem that he had written two years earlier to the parish organist Franz Xaver Gruber on 24 December 1818. Gruber on Mohr’s request had composed the music to Stille Nacht or Silent Night, which recalls baby Jesus lying in the manger in the stillness of the night.

Mgr Scicluna explained that Christmas reminds us of the silence of peace, of the warmth and care that comes from reconciliation from forgiveness that is constantly given to us by the Lord and from the unity and mutual care. The Archbishop also spoke of the need to pause and reflect on where are we coming from and where are we going saying that these immemorial questions have been reflected upon in every culture and every age.

The Archbishop also spoke of his wish, that as a nation, we continue to value life from its conception in the womb.