Uħud forsi jgħidu: ‘Għala poġġew siġra tal-Milied fil-knisja ?’ Forsi ftit jafu li s-siġra tal-Milied jew aħjar il-christmas tree għandha sinifikat qawwi ħafna. Spjeġa ċara ta’ dan ma jagħtiha ħadd ħlief il-Papa qaddis San Ġwanni Pawlu II. Hawn taħt qed nirriproduċu diskors li huwa kien għamel waqt l-Angelus:
The evergreen Christmas tree is a symbol of life offered by Christ, “God’s supreme gift to humanity,”
“In winter the evergreen becomes a sign of undying life,” he said. “In general, the tree is decorated and Christmas gifts are placed under it. The symbol is also eloquent from a typically Christian point of view: It reminds us of the ‘tree of life,’ representation of Christ, God’s supreme gift to humanity.
“The message of the Christmas tree, therefore, is that life is ‘ever green’ if one gives: not so much material things, but of oneself: in friendship and sincere affection, and fraternal help and forgiveness, in shared time and reciprocal listening.”
“May Mary help us to live Christmas as an opportunity to feel the joy of giving ourselves to brothers, especially the neediest!” John Paul II concluded.