For Christians living in parts of the Middle East targeted by militants, going to mass on Christmas Eve is an act of courage.
“Then after the sixty-two weeks the Messiah will be cut off and have nothing, and the people of the prince who is to come will destroy the city and the sanctuary. And its end will come with a flood; even to the end there will be war; desolations are determined. —Daniel 9:26 (NASB)
So the dragon was enraged with the woman, and went off to make war with the rest of her children, who keep the commandments of God and hold to the testimony of Jesus. —Revelation 12:17 (NASB)
Jesus come quickly.
Merry Christmas to all.