Wednesday, 19 November 2014

A Reflection on the Solemnity of Christmas

Here are my thoughts for Christmas Day :

The Son who is born of Mary is also our God. Jesus Christ is the only begotten Son of the Father; He is the Word through whom all things have been created.

He is light from light, God from God, consubstantial with the Father.

Jesus Christ is outside of time; he is eternal. As God, he carries within himself the synthesis of all the perfections. By means of Mary, this God makes himself "True Man".

In Mary's virginal womb, there came about his human conception. On Christmas Day, he is born of Mary in a poor and unadorned cave; He is placed in a cold manger; He is adored by his Mother Mary and by his Legal Father Saint Joseph; He is surrounded by the humble presence of shepherds; He is glorified by the heavenly cohort of the angels who sing the hymn of glory to God and of peace to men who have been loved and saved by him.

Let us bow down and adore the Infant Jesus who is born. He is Emmanuel, "He is God with us".

"He is God with us", who makes himself man for our salvation. On Christmas Day, the Savior and the Redeemer is born for all.

The fragility of this "Divine Infant" becomes remedy for all human fragility: his cry is alleviation for all sorrow; his poverty is wealth for all misery; his pain is comfort for all the afflicted; his gentleness is hope for all sinners; his goodness becomes salvation for all who are lost.

"He is God with us" who makes himself redemption and refuge for all humanity. Enter with Mary into the bright cave of his divine love. Allow yourselves to be placed by Mary in the gentle and sweet cradle of his heart which has just begun to beat.

Finally, "He is God with us" because even in his human fragility - Jesus Christ is truly God. Jesus Christ is God, outside of changes of time and history: He is the same yesterday, today, and forever.

Credits and References:

To the Priests, Our Lady's Beloved Sons
1996 Supplement
"God with Us"
Pages 53-54

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