In the birth of Jesus we see a God who is no indistinct and distant deity, nor a name we give to some vague human instinct.
The real God has become enfleshed, in every sense of the word.
He has lived among us as one of us.
God has a face and a name – Jesus.
At this Christmas time may you know more deeply the good news that the Saviour has been born into our world and, by the power of faith, is born each day in human hearts.
Peace to you from the One born before all time, yet born in time, Jesus Christ, the Word made flesh.
May the coming of the Christ-child bathe you and your family in the light that never fades, the light of hope.
May the dawn of a new year be for you a fresh start, and may the peace of Christmas rest upon you today and always.
Most Rev Mark Coleridge
Archbishop of Brisbane
December 23, 2012