December 10, 2012. (Romereports.com)
During Sunday's Angelus Benedict XVI talked about Christmas, reminding people that celebrating the birth of Jesus, should not be overshadowed by consumerism
. He urged people to recognize that happiness
is not found in materialism.
BENEDICT XVI“Within a society of consumerism, we are tempted to seek joy in things. But John the Baptist teaches us to focus on the essential, so that Christmas is seen not as an exterior celebration, but as a celebration honoring the Son of God, who came to bring peace, life and true joy to humanity.”
The Pope read a few excerpts from his latest book “Jesus of Nazareth: The Infancy Narratives.” The Pope explained that St. Luke gives detailed information on the birth of Jesus
, showing that it was a real event that changed history.