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Monday, 28 December 2015

Holy Innocents, Pray For Us!

 From a Christmas homily given by a future Doctor of the Church, Josheph Ratzinger.
God’s sign is simplicity. God’s sign is the baby. God’s sign is that he makes himself small for us. This is how he reigns. He does not come with power and outward splendour. He comes as a baby – defenceless and in need of our help. He does not want to overwhelm us with his strength. He takes away our fear of his greatness. He asks for our love: so he makes himself a child. He wants nothing other from us than our love, through which we spontaneously learn to enter into his feelings, his thoughts and his will – we learn to live with him and to practise with him that humility of renunciation that belongs to the very essence of love. God made himself small so that we could understand him, welcome him, and love him.
I think the Church in the US has erred in making the anniversary of a terrible and dreadful court case the "big day" to make her pro-life stance noted.
The right day was already in the calendar.
You, abortionists, and your useful idiots,
...are threatened by the source of grace, so small, yet so great, who is lying in the manger. He is using you, all unaware of it, to work out his own purposes freeing souls from captivity to the devil. He has taken up the sons of the enemy into the ranks of God’s adopted children.
  The children die for Christ, though they do not know it. The parents mourn for the death of martyrs. The child makes of those as yet unable to speak fit witnesses to himself. See the kind of kingdom that is his, coming as he did in order to be this kind of king. See how the deliverer is already working deliverance, the saviour already working salvation. 
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Mr. C said...

I love you, sis. But preaching to the choir so graphically in the fairly narrow bandwidth of blogdom was an unexpected and unprepared-for image. Ecclesiates.

Scelata said...

Sorry, I don't usually use such grim and dreadful images, but the parallel to the proto-martyrs we stop to honor and mourn in the midst of our Christmas joy seemed to me to require it.
Do you think I should edit it out?
Happy New Year, M C

Mr. C said...

No worries, Geri. Actually, the stark reality protocol post-Nuremburg must inform and offend our moral indifference. Good on ye, love ye, say "When I say whoa, I mean WHOA to Himself, Thespian!"