|The Holy Family and Angels Adoring the Christ Child|
BREAD OF LIFE (excerpt)Father Leonard Feeney
At Bethlehem, in the crib, is a loving, warm, exquisite Baby. In order to find that little Charity, that bundle of Love lying in the straw, you have got to walk down the hills, over the rocks, across the brooks, into the dark, in your hunt for the cave. You have got to sacrifice other things in order to find it, even the brightness of the stars. The songs of the angels have to be put away, or, if you are a shepherd, your sheep. That is how chaste you have to be to find this Baby ...
A Child is given unto us! A Child is born to us, Who is Christ the Lord! Our Lord’s life was, in its simplicity, the life of a child. He did not have too many friends. I do not think you would call seventy-two disciples too many followers — or twelve apostles too many close friends. ...
We all stay a child as we go through life — the best part of us does. We are a child when we eat, when we sleep, when we are sick, when we are old. When we are lonely, we are a child; when we are hurt, we are a child. If we only would let that child in us become interested in Jesus, you would be surprised how easily we could find Him!
Jesus of Bethlehem is given all over the world in the simple, complete value of Christmas, in all the traditions we know — in the kind of story one tells to a child. The inspired record of His life in Holy Scripture is there, in case a child is looking. If you are looking as a child this Christmas, it is child’s play to find it.
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Painting: Adoration of the Child by Gerrit van Honthorst (Uffizi, Florence)
Christmas Greetings from Galliawatch and an edifying Christmas mediation by Jean Paul Sartre.
H/t photo: Katholisches...
A Very Happy, Holy and Blessed Christmas to everyone here. Thank you, too Tancred, for your diligence and offering of personal time to keep this space open for those who love Holy Mother Church.
Merry Christmas to all
R.I.P Bishop McKenna & Fr.Sommerville.
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