Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Emmanuel! (God is With Us)

God became a child so that we could see the dignity of every child. 

"One night there went out over the stillness of an evening breeze, out over the white chalk hills of Bethlehem, a cry, a gentle cry. The sea did not hear the cry, for the sea was filled with its own voice; the earth did not hear the cry, for the earth slept; the great men of the earth did not hear the cry, for they could not understand how a Child could be greater than a man; kings did not hear the cry, for they did not know that a King could be born in a stable; empires did not hear the cry, for empires did not know that an Infant could hold the reins that steer suns and worlds in their courses. But simple shepherds and wise men heard the cry, for only the very simple and the very learned know that the heart of a God can cry out in the cry of a Child. And they came with gifts and adored, and so great was the majesty seated on the brow of the Child, so great was the dignity of the babe, so powerful was the light of these eyes that shone like celestial suns, that they could not help but cry out:

"Emmanuel . . . God with us.""

--Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen
"The Divine Romance: God's Quest for Man"

Merry Christmas!

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