What is Christmas?
In the Christian world there are many things that I donít understand, but I am here to try to live as a Christian among Christians.
A Japanese cousin accompanied me in this cultural discovery rich in new things.
Even if it is difficult for me to understand Christianity although
I have studied its history a bit, it is even more difficult for him and I
can understand his difficulties since we have similar ways of thinking.
He is born in us and in the world to save us from our sins, help us find the road to God, and let us live as God wants us to live.
child, born each year, brings with Him the hope of a people suffering
because of its sins, the hope of people who live the expectancy of His
return because we trust in Him and know that with Him, our path will
always feel the company of His love.
Honestly, I donít know yet how to answer and I hadnít realized that I had left all to come here and convert, that I had left everything that was central to my former life: my dreams of vanity, those things in life that give nothing that is good and donít let one get a taste of what real life is like.
This little child made me
be reborn; He opened a new road for me on which I can advance with hope.
It matters little that I left everything for Him, all that I was in my
past and that was useless. To lose all for Him is not difficult. With this
little child who gives me renewed hope, I want to continue walking on this
road and even if I fall again, I know that Heíll be there for me.
This is what my
Japanese cousin told me: ďThe difference between you and me, Eynar, is
that I love the Christians, I think that they are good persons, without
knowing them very well I donít have anything against them, but for nothing
in the world I could be one of themÖ but you, you can be one of them and
you want to be one of them.Ē
Itís strange that a little child who is born can fill me with
hope and open new horizons for me. I donít understand too well how a
little child can save us, but that doesnít mean that I donít believe in
Fr. Stanislav comes from a Latin Catholic village near Plovdiv and some of his
relatives are buried in the cemetery of Plovdiv. That is why he likes to
come for the feast of All Souls.