“We adore you, O Christ, and we bless You, because by Your Holy Cross You have redeemed the World.”
And so today as we celebrate the birth of Jesus, God made man, Emmanuel, God with us, we begin the walk on the path of redemption, the road to Calvary. The two events are inexorably linked. From the moment when Adam sinned, God had a plan. Today we remember the beginning and we rejoice anew at God’s great gift!
In the beginning was the Word,
and the Word was with God,
and the Word was God.
He was in the beginning with God. All things came to be through him,
and without him nothing came to be.
What came to be through him was life,
and this life was the light of the human race;
the light shines in the darkness,
and the darkness has not overcome it.
A man named John was sent from God.
He came for testimony, to testify to the light, so that all might believe through him.
He was not the light, but came to testify to the light.
The true light, which enlightens everyone, was coming into the world.
He was in the world,
and the world came to be through him,
but the world did not know him.
He came to what was his own,
but his own people did not accept him.
But to those who did accept him he gave power to become children of God, to those who believe in his name,
who were born not by natural generation nor by human choice
nor by a man’s decision but of God.
And the Word became flesh
and made his dwelling among us,
and we saw his glory,
the glory as of the Father’s only Son,
full of grace and truth (Jn 1:1-14)
Wishing you His choicest blessings! Anne