In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. (Jn 1:1)
And the Word became flesh and lived among us, and we have seen his glory, the glory as of a father's only son, full of grace and truth. (Jn 1:14)
Though some say with a loud voice that we are headed into a dark winter of death, they are wrong. The truth is, we are living in a season of light and life.
For, “in him was life, and the life was the light of all people. The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness did not overcome it.” (Jn 1:4-5)
On Christmas, we celebrate the Incarnation, the invisible God becoming visible human flesh.
By this marvelous exchange of divinity and humanity, God and man were united. Joined with the divine, humanity was elevated, divinized and made God-like.
In fact, at this very moment, the Son of Man, fully Man and fully God, sits at the the Father’s right hand in heaven. Therefore, as dark as the world seems, humanity already basks in the light of God’s glory.
Knowing this, we take comfort that the dark shall not overcome the Light who is Jesus Christ.