Some beautiful writings on the Christmas mystery. Here are a couple of sentences from Pope Leo the Great, an early pope.
‘We’re called to fill our own place and all the children of the church are separated from one another by intervals of time. Nevertheless, just as all the faithful are born in the font of baptism, crucified with Christ in his passion, raised again in his resurrection, and placed at the Father’s right hand in his ascension, so we’re born with him in his nativity.”
There’s a special on Darwin’s theory of evolution on PBS these evenings. I wonder if someone will speculate about the union of all creation by reason of DNA and our belief in the Word become flesh. It will be interesting to see theology and science exchange their wisdom.
Again, back to Leo: “In adoring the birth of our Saviour, we find we are celebrating the beginning of our own life, for the birth of Christ is the source of life for Christian folk, and the birthday of the Head is the birthday of the body.”
Is it also a celebration of the beginning of creation?