(MTI) – The universal message of Christmas is declared for both the richest and the poorest and it brings a different dimension into our weekdays, the head of the Reformed Church in Hungary told MTI in a Christmas interview on Monday.
“God, with Christmas, brings to us the time of stillness and peace and gives us the sign of life with Jesus being born which means that there is future, there is hope,” said Bishop Gusztav Bolcskei.
If ones lives this through, than one is able to see poverty in a different dimension, he said.
This is what people in all strata of society, the young and old, the poor and rich, must all live through in Hungary to make sure that it would not remain a “sad country,” making reference to a UN list showing Hungary as the world’s fourth saddest country, ranking behind much poorer states.
He said a different dimension means that those in poor conditions may see the world filled with more hope than those who see only the trouble, said Bolcskei.
The bishop called it the task of the church to find the right way of reaching various strata of society, even the poorest, with the good news of the Gospel.
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