(MTI) – Christmas is about embracing and turning to each other, Bishop Peter Gancs, the leader of the Lutheran Church in Hungary, told MTI in a Christmas interview on Monday.
He said the church must take in the extraneous and the outcast as well, just as the poor outcast shepherds and the pagan astrologers once had found a place at the cradle of baby Jesus.
Gancs called it the responsibility of the church to help those who have slipped into poverty, but not solely through donating food and good, but through supporting them with “good words”, because these two together mean true solidarity.
He said the jobless and the homeless must be reminded that God takes good care of each of us.
Christmas is also about turning to each other, it is a time when members of a family do so, in an act desired greatly throughout the year.
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