with Andy, Father Paul & Howard
Carol - Silent Night
3) Andy, from the UK:"For me, Christmas is the Eucharist. At the Annunciation, God becomes man, the Word becomes flesh and at Christmas, to me it's exposition - the Lord, as happens every time there's Mass, is exposed and shown to the world. And it's just an amazing thing, that God, even though we're all in all our sins, willed in mercy that we didn't deserve, to come down and be with us, to forgive us and give us the grace we need to go back to Him. And all we need to do is to avoid wrong and to do what is right and to trust in Him."
Father Paul, from Cameroon: "Christmas to me is the time of good news, we celebrate the good news. To prepare for Christmas, what I do is I try to look at the life of Christ and see how he was good news to the people he came to save. So that helps me to prepare for Christmas well - it's the good news .. that is Christ."
Howard, from the Philippines: "Christmas for me is about celebration and the reason why we celebrate is because God became man for all of us .. During Christmas we celebrate love, faith and hope - it's because God is all about faith and hope and love."