Continuing their tradition of having Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan on set to deliver a Christmas message to viewers, NBC’s Today co-hosts Craig Melvin and Sheinelle Jones talked with the archbishop of New York about Christmas being a light in the darkness for so many people and how people are never truly lonely because Jesus is in our hearts and soul.
After something of an eggnog toast to the health of Today co-host Al Roker, who’s recovering from some health issues, Jones noted that it’s been a rough couple of years and now, “A lot of people haven't been able to be with family … So, now a lot of people are coming back together for this holiday. What's your message this holiday season?”
Dolan empathized, saying “it has been a dark time” and recounted how his family just celebrated Thanksgiving without his mother for the first time. “Good to recognize that. Good to acknowledge that because, in a way, when we tag the darkness, when we admit there's some tension and some trauma and suffering in our life, really what we're saying is, I need someone or something to fill that,” he said.
And what better to push back that darkness than Christmas?
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