Tuesday, December 25, 2007

Awake!


"Awake, mankind!
For your sake God has become man.
Awake, you who sleep, rise up from the dead,
and Christ will enlighten you.
I tell you again: for your sake, God became man.
You would have suffered eternal death,
had He not been born in time.
Never would you have been freed from sinful flesh,
had He not taken on Himself the likeness of sinful flesh.
You would have suffered everlasting unhappiness,
had it not been for this mercy.
You would never have returned to life,
had he not shared your death.
You would have been lost
if He had not hastened to your aid.
You would have perished, had He not come.
Let us then joyfully celebrate the coming
of our salvation and redemption.
Let us celebrate the festive day
on which He who is the great and eternal day came
from the great and endless day of eternity
into our own short day of time."
- St. Augustine
from a Sermon in the Office of Readings
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To better celebrate these holy days with contemplation, work on some of the many things I need to gain hold of, and adore my newborn Savior, I will be on sabbatical from all things internet for the duration of the twelve days of Christmas.
May the infinite light of the Holy Child penetrate your heart and soul!
Venite adoremus...

2 comments:

Lady Cecilia said...

Merry Christmas, Claire!

See you soon!

Anonymous said...

Merry Christmas, Claire, from snow covered MI!

God bless,
Vicki M.