Monday, January 5, 2015

Christmas: on the last night of the season

from wikimedia commons, Raphael, St. Michael & the Dragon, PD: Old

You hear about "the reason for the season", but what does St. John say it is?

Concisely, he says:

The reason the Son of God appeared was to destroy the works of the devil.

And this is what Christmas is really all about.

As the end of the 12-day feast comes, I want to think more about the fact that the Incarnation, and all the redemptive acts that followed, were a mystery hidden from the creation of the world – that if the Devil had known God’s plans, he would never have crucified the Lord of glory – that it had to be hidden, kept quiet – and yet there in the very structure of the Word and world, so that after it happened, we’d be able to see that it had been God’s plan all along . . . I want to think more about this.

Peace of Christ to you,
Jessica Snell

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