Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Devotion for today: have yourself a blessed, blessed Christmas Day!

Here are some thoughts on Christmas by Fulton J. Sheen
What is Peace? Peace is the tranquility of order...body to soul and of man to God.

There are two births of Christ: One unto this world in Bethlehem, the other in the soul when it is spiritually reborn. Both result from a kind of Divine invasion.
What can I Give?
There is only one thing in the world that is really our own--and that is our will...Our will is ours for all eternity. That is why the most precious gift that one can give to another is his will.
There were only two classes of people who heard the cry Christmas night: shepherds and wise men. Shepherds: those who know they know nothing. Wise men: those who know they do not know everything. Only the very simple and very learned discovered God -- never the man with one book.
The Christmas gift of peace was the uncoiling of the links of a triple chain that first unites a person with God, then with himself, then with his neighbor. ("Peace" from Rejoice)
The Christmas secret of peace is giving this secret garden and our whole human nature to God, as Mary gave Christ His human nature. Christmas reminds us that the reason we are not as happy as saints is because we do not wish to be saints. (Rejoice)

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