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Doctrines & Morals
 
 
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Christmas: The Mystery of Incarnation
By REV. FR. SAMUEL FREDERICK

Ish 52:7-10, Heb. 1:1-6, Jn 1:1-18.
Today, God proved the depth of His love for us by allowing His own Son to be born of a virgin. The first reading finds its sphere of accomplishment in the birth of Jesus Christ, His life and ministry. Isaiah proclaims: “How beautiful on the mountains are the feet of the one who brings Good News". The onus now lies on us to spread the Good News of love, peace, charity, hope and happiness. Today's second reading captures this more profoundly and presents what God did for us in a most convincing and spectacular manner that God has fulfilled the promise He made by revealing the hidden mystery of salvation. The Gospel gives us the synopsis of what happened today, the divine incarnation: “The Word was made flesh, He lived among us and we saw His glory”.

Just as Christ came down from Heaven to be with us and show us the way, we must leave our highly exalted positions and comfort zones to reach out to the lowly, suffering and neglected in our society. Today, what we celebrate is the advent of the reign of peace. Peace not as the world gives, but as God promises to offer it to those who believe in Him. What we celebrate today is hope because Christ’s birth is a great hope raiser for all who would sincerely believe in Him. What this means is that, we must exercise great hope and faith, even though, our world is engulfed in wars, hatred, hunger, starvation, cyber crime, kidnapping, maiming and killing of innocent children, bloodshed, modern slavery, oppression, injustice, tactical re-colonialism and all forms natural and human made disasters.

May the Lord give us the light of His glory and may our lips sing the praise of God! Amen!! Good morning and Merry Christmas!!!

 
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