The Day the WORLD was Forever Changed
BY an incomprehensible reality
Only with great imagination, and with Hope, & Faith & Love can we come even close to the grasping the Miracles of Christmas. And in this year of 2017, Miracles’ are what are desperately needed.
The most astounding thing to ME about the Birth of Christ, lies in the fact that God; GOD became a mortal man to be our Teacher, by WORDS; and by His Personal example. … As Bishop Sheen would say: “the shadow of his Cross was evident even from his birth” … Jesus entered into humanity with nothing; and then later exited our world with nothing [He was stripped of his clothing in the crucifixion,] teaching us that it is NOT what we have; but what we Believe and Live that matters to Him, and therefore to Us.
Take Up your [own] cross and Follow my example:
Matthew 16:24-26 … Take Up Your Cross and Follow Jesus. Then Jesus told his disciples, “If anyone would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross and follow me. For whoever would save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for my sake will find it. For what will it profit a man if he gains the whole world and forfeits his soul? Or what shall a man give in return for his soul?
So then my dear friends; what was Jesus modeling for us in His Birth, and more specifically, in the manner of His Birth as Ordained by Divine Providence?
In Justice we proclaim Him as “King of KINGS & Lord of LORDS”; but would such a King; COULD such a King desire to be born in a cave-stable; whose only worshippers besides Mary & Joseph were a few shepherds & some smelly cattle and sheep? And yet that is precisely what God, the Creator of the Entire Universe, the sustainer of all life choose to do.
Why Would God do this?
Jesus, was modeling for each of us Humility; without which it is impossible for one to attain heaven.
God becoming human, might be considered in the light of placing Einstein’s mind, intellect & Freewill into an ordinary earth worm. And even that does not explain how restrictive; how limiting, how humiliating it was for God to become a mortal man like US, in every-way but sin.
Very much is said about God’s Words; although many of them are not rightly understood in the wider-Christian-community; but not much is said about His example. From His Birth, to His Life, and of course, by His Passion & Death, Jesus our “Christ” was teaching and modeling for us how we can attain heaven.
It begins with humility; proceeds to suffering and ends with perseverance.
It is Better that OUR Christmas be Blessed than “merry”. Amen! The message of Christ’s Birth is that we must cling to His One True Faith & Church; and don’t get caught up with what we got, or didn’t get.
It is MY prayer for you and yours that all of you will have a grace –filled-Christmas,
Each of you will be remembered in my Christ-Mass