Sunday Readings

"That Child has done all 'what has been done'". Second Sunday of Christmas

Andrea Mardegan comments on the readings for the Second Sunday of Christmas and Luis Herrera offers a short video homily. 

Andrea Mardegan-December 30, 2021-Reading time: 2 minutes
Christmas Sunday

We have in our eyes the Child born in Bethlehem, who is in the arms of his Mother and St. Joseph. We continue to meditate on this mystery hidden for centuries in the heart of God. Wisdom says of herself: "He who created me made me pitch my tent and said to me, 'Set your dwelling place in Jacob and take Israel as your inheritance. Before the ages, in the beginning, He created me; forever and ever I shall not cease to exist. In the holy Tabernacle, in His presence I worshiped Him, and so I settled in Zion.".

Today, contemplating that child lying in the manger, nourished at his mother's breast, cradled by the paternal arms of Joseph, we know that it is the Wisdom of God, his Word that became flesh, like us, with all the frailties of the creature, dwelt with us, to allow us to become, with him, sons in the Son. 

Today with Paul we believe that, with the ineffable event of the Incarnation, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, in Him "he has blessed us with every spiritual blessing in heaven.". Moreover, that "in Him He chose us before the creation of the world that we should be holy and blameless in His presence for love.".

And the Father's blessing consists in the immensity of his love which is manifested in the birth among us of the Son. And that we too should be his adopted children is "the loving design of his will, to the praise and glory of his grace, whereby he hath made us well-pleasing in the Beloved."

The prologue of the letter to the Ephesians presents us with an attempt to express in great and beautiful words the ineffable mystery of God's infinite love for us. Aware that his words are not enough, Paul prays "to the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory." to grant us "a spirit of wisdom and revelation for a thorough knowledge of him; enlightening the eyes of your hearts that you may know what is the hope to which he calls you, what are the riches of glory left in his inheritance to the saints." 

To achieve this, we return to meditate on John's prologue, which reminds us that this Child is the Word of the Father and that He is the Word of the Father. "was next to God" y "was God". That Child who suckles the mother's milk has done everything "what has been done". He is life and light. He did not make us children through flesh and blood, but through his flesh and blood shed for us. He dwelt among us, we saw his glory, he filled us with every grace that overflowed from him, he revealed to us the truth and the true face of the Father.

That is why they nailed him to the cross, as a blasphemer, those who could not bear the revelation of this merciful and meek face of God who healed the wounds and weaknesses of our flesh and blood with his flesh and blood.

The homily on the readings of Christmas Sunday II

The priest Luis Herrera Campo offers its nanomiliaa small one-minute reflection for these readings.

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