Nativity of Our Lord (Christmas)
Feast of the Nativity of Our Lord and Savior Jesus
Christ December 25 - "Meet Christ at the Nativity" By St. John
But the Son of God even came for this: in order to strengthen us. Not for naught was He born in Bethlehem, which signifies “the house of bread.” He feeds us with heavenly food, His flesh. “God, the Lord and Creator of all, as a babe in the flesh, is worshipped in a poor manger, crying out: Eat My body and through faith be made steadfast.”
These words of the divine Babe are directed to us. Let us hearken to His call! Let us follow the Magi; let us hasten with the shepherds! Our Churches are now that cave of Bethlehem. Not illusory, but in reality does He, Who is now being born in His most pure flesh, rest in them. Let us worship Him; let us offer as a gift our thoughts and desires; let us confess our sins, and let us taste of His immaculate Body and precious Blood.
Whoever did not do this earlier, let him at least accomplish it now, when the star of Bethlehem is already shining! Our minds will be enlightened and the heart will hear: “Glory to God in the Highest, and on earth peace, good will among men!”
Christ is Born! Glorify Him!
I behold a strange, most glorious mystery! Heaven-the cave! The cherubic throne-the Virgin! The manger-the place where Christ lay, the uncontainable God, Whom we magnify in song!