Two handcrafted nativity scenes. One is made of cut out and coloured tin, from Mexico, the other is carved in wood, from Rwanda. Both crafted by children’s hands, with the flowers I picked today to adorn them. They remind us of the true spirit and message of the Holy Christmas of Christianity: simplicity, essentiality, solidarity expressing love for humanity – not generic, but concrete, daily, expressed in each person – respect for Mother Earth. The fundamental ingredients of our salvation. And they are universal, they do not belong only to the Christian Christmas, they are the values of rebirth in any culture.
I wish you all a peaceful Holy Christmas!