Who among you fears the Lord and obeys the voice of His Servant?

Archive for December 10, 2007

Decisions for Christmas

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The right/biblical spirit for Christmas is seen most clearly in the Magnificat = Mary’s song of praise in Luke 1:46-55.  She is moved in her whole being (cf. Psalm 103) to praise “God, my Savior.”  This is not a superficial feeling, her soul and spirit rejoices in what God is about to do in her life and in the world.  She shows us what the true spirit and attitude of Christmas should be.  It should be an attitude of humility and genuine joy under the rule of God.  The opposite attitude is condemned in this very poem (the wise of this world, the proud and mighty).  (more…)