The Incarnation of the Son of God

nativityChristmas is the celebration of the Incarnation of the Son of God.

Humility is Divine; it bowed the heavens and came down to earth, took our flesh and became the God-man.”  (CHRIST IN OUR MIDST: LETTERS FROM A RUSSIAN MONK)

Christmas is a revelation of the truth of God.

“Jesus is not the eternal truth who becomes incarnate, for it is only in his becoming man, in his flesh, that he is the truth.”   (Eric Osborn)

Christmas is the beginning of the salvation of humankind.

For St. Ignatius of Antioch, “The incarnation itself took its significance from the fact that what was being planned was nothing short of the abolition of death.”  (N.T. Wright, THE RESURRECTION OF THE SON OF GOD)

Christmas is preceded by a fasting period in which we contemplate what God revealed to us in the Nativity of His Son, born of the Virgin Mary, and in which we through prayer and fasting enter into the salvation which God offers to the world.

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