Thursday, December 24, 2015

Merry Christmas! Remember You Are Not Of This World

I hope you all have a Merry Christmas and the grinch doesn't find you.  I am so fed up with the war against Christmas and Christianity in general that I could just get a few lengths of rope and go looking for money changers to whip.  OK, maybe that is over the top.  We constantly being told what bigots we are by the bigots.  Christ came into a world no less fallen and no more fallen than our own and brought a promise, the final fulfillment of which is yet to come.  We should pause and reflect on the reason there is a Christmas season at all.  It's all because of God's love and promise of forgiveness.  But forgiveness didn't come cheap.  There's a cross at the end of the tunnel and there are lots of folks that don't seem to be looking for forgiveness because they're caught up in their own delusions.  "No, you're not all right.  You're deeply sick."  God comes into our world, the Word who was the author of everything comes into our world to help us.  Be thankful and celebrate.  God has remembered you in your infirmity.  We are all blessed in Him who comes to save us!

The Roman Martyrology
The twenty-fifth day of December.
In the five thousand one hundred and ninety-ninth year of the creation of the world from the time when God in the beginning created the heavens and the earth;
the two thousand nine hundred and fifty-seventh year after the flood;
the two thousand and fifteenth year from the birth of Abraham;
the one thousand five hundred and tenth year from Moses and the going forth of the people of Israel from Egypt;
the one thousand and thirty-second year from David's being anointed king'
in the sixty-fifth week according to the prophecy of Daniel;
in the one hundred and ninety-fourth Olympiad;
the seven hundred and fifty-second year from the foundation of the city of Rome;
the forty second year of the reign of Octavian Augustus;
the whole world being at peace;
in the sixth age of the world,
Jesus Christ the eternal God and Son of the eternal Father,
desiring to sanctify the world by his most merciful coming,
being conceived by the Holy Spirit,
and nine months having passed since his conception,
was born in Bethlehem of Judea of the Virgin Mary,
being made flesh.
The Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ according to the flesh.

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