Dec. 21, 2018

Noel

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A Child is born unto us, who is Christ the Lord!

 

In Heaven, the Eternal Father describesthe glory of the birth of the Infant Jesus. He says:

“By coming on the earth, He brings joy to His people. When he came, I surrounded Him with grandeur, power, and love.”

At the stable, the Holy Virgin was the first to adore the beautiful face of the Divine Infant: tears flowed slowly from her eyes and, as soon as they touched the straw of the cradle, they rose up transfigured.

While Joseph and Mary adored the infant, angelic hymns, full of joy, made tears fall from the eyes of the Divine Messiah, and the Flame says:

“Weeping, barely born, on the straw, He announces that the life of Christians will be a life of tears and moans. The Infant was lifting His small arms, barely dressed in white linen, and carried His right hand on His heart. A ray came out of it, to the faces of Mary and Joseph, bowed over the manger. Already He announced that His Heart was the source of all wonders.”

(21 December 1882)

[Source: p. 32, Le ciel en colloque avec Marie-Julie Jahenny, by Fr. Pierre Roberdel].

 

Reflection on this holy vision :

This is the time of year when we meditate on the meaning of the crying of the newly born Messiah; that, in His first weeping, “He announces that the life of Christians will be a life of tears and moans.”

And our lives are hard, and are made more difficult by the knowledge of our own failings and sins, which keep us from holiness and hurt others, keeping them from seeing Christ in us.

But there our comfort, our salvation, lying in a manger, God the Son, a baby, made man for us:

He is “lifting His small arms, barely dressed in white linen, and carrie[s] His right hand on His heart. A ray [comes] out of it, to the faces of Mary and Joseph, bowed over the manger.”

He calls us to come receive of His blessings, to come to the manger, a French verb meaning to eat.

We are to eat His Body and drink His Blood (John 6:51-59), to partake of His Holy Sacraments, in communion with the true Pope, Gregorius XVIII.

His Sacred Heart throbs for us, it is the Source of all Blessings from God. Let us go to His Heart for all of our solace, for, at His Birth, “He announced that His Heart was the source of all wonders.”

Sacred Heart of Jesus, have mercy on us!

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