May Christmas bundles of joy grow up in a world of peace
For several families in Northern Ireland yesterday, it was the day when they received their greatest gift of all - a baby son or daughter. At any time the birth of a child is special, but for those of us from a Christian tradition, a baby born on Christmas Day has extra significance.
Just as the baby Jesus brought an enduring hope to the world, so too will the babies born yesterday. Their proud parents will hope for the very best for them and that they fulfil their dreams and aspirations. And we all hope that they will grow up in a world more at peace with itself than currently, and where every child is as treasured as those born yesterday.