Christ, our Light
Wednesday, December 24, 2014
Christmas Eve

What praises shall we voice, what thanks shall we give for the charity of God who so loved us that for us He by whom all time was made became man in time; that He, in His eternity more ancient than the world, became inferior in age to many of His servants in the world; that He who made man became Man; that He was formed in the Mother whom He Himself formed; carried in the hands which He made, nourished at the breasts that He filled; that, in the manger in mute infancy, He without whom all human eloquence is mute wailed?
... St. Augustine of Hippo (354-430), from Sermon 188, Sermons on the Liturgical Seasons, Sr. Mary Sarah Muldowney, tr., CUA Press, 2008, p. 18-19 (see the book; see also Ps. 66:1-2; Luke 1:28,41-42; Mark 9:35; John 1:3-4,10-11; Col. 1:15-17; Heb. 1:1-2; Rev. 4:11; more at Charity, Incarnation, Love, Man, Mother, Praise, Thanksgiving)

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