Bishop Hougland has prepared a new video message to mark Christmastide, and to remind you of your inherent worth in the kingdom of God:
"If we can find our value in the fact that we are precious gems created by God as children of God, if we could see that grace for ourselves, it might change the world in which we live. Our world might change for ourselves. We might be able to find the peace that passes understanding. My prayer for you is that you find peace, that you embrace peace, a peace that accepts yourself as you are. The gift of yourself is the greatest gift any of us can receive."
On behalf of the Episcopal Diocese of Western Michigan, have a safe and merry Christmas!