Christmas is such a great time of joy because for the first time ever, God becomes visible and amongst us in His created world. He comes as a baby to save us from our sins. For this we Catholic christians rejoice. “a Savior has been born to you” Luke 2:11.
But Jesus, who is God, still humbly dwells amongst us in every Catholic tabernacle around the world. He also dwells in baptized souls that are pure and loving. Even though the Word, Logos, had always dwelt in the eternal Godhead, He entered into creation and our historical time.
The Incarnation implies three facts: 1) Jesus is divine person. 2) Jesus assumed human nature. 3) And there is a perfect union of the human nature with the divine nature in the divine person Jesus Christ.
In the Book of Wisdom 18:15 we read “The almighty Word leapt down from heaven from thy royal throne, as a fierce conqueror into the midst of the land of destruction.”
Every Latin Mass ends with the Last Gospel: “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God and the Word was God. The same was in the beginning with God. All things were made by him: and without him was made nothing that was made.” John 1:1-2
The Bible ends with Jesus as the “Word”, “I am the Alpha and the Omega”. Revelations 1:8, “and his name is the Word of God”. Revelations 19:13.
So let us come on humble knees at Holy Latin Mass to adore and receive God made flesh, the word among us. Let us go out like the angels and spread the Good News, “And the angel said to them: Fear not; for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great Joy, that shall be to all the people: For, this day, is born to you a Savior, who is Christ the Lord, in the city of David.” Luke 2:10-11.
In this dark time of the year and in this dark time of history for the Catholic Church, we will not have fear for Jesus truly dwells amongst us. For this we rejoice. We are so fortunate to know this and have His eternal peace.
The original author of this blog passed away in July of 2016. RIP Father Carota.