December 24, 2009


Photo via Henry & Roz Dieterich
"If a prophet or angel had come, man's longing for God, for a more intimate communication with God, would not have been satisfied...All this longing of the people, all this desire of the human heart, was fulfilled in the crib at Bethlehem...Over our altars floats the joy of the joyful message, from the plains of Bethlehem it sinks into our hearts and breathes consolation and hope into our souls. The Saviour is born for us, a Saviour who will deliver us from sin and from the thralldom of Satan, who reconciles us to God and opens heaven to us." - St. John Vianney, "Sermons on the Nativity of Our Lord"

3 comments:

Elena said...

Merry Christmas!

Enbrethiliel said...

+JMJ+

Merry Christmas to you, to your family, and to Buddy!

TS said...

Merry Christmas to both of you, and Buddy says "Ruff!"