The Nativity of the Lord - 25th December, 2016

Liturgical Reflection


This is the day!!
The day of days.
As written by Luke:

“Today in the town of David a Saviour has been born to you;He is Christ the Lord”
Luke 2:11
“When they saw the child they repeated what they had been told about him”. Luke 2: 17


What was told to the shepherds was the greatest news item ever given to humanity. News that out-scooped any headline before or since. One that will never be eclipsed.

This wonderful news, given to the shepherds, was miracle in itself because, as the scriptures foretold, the long awaited Messiah had just been born! Yet He came as a babe in swaddling clothes, born of the womb of woman, one of us! Christ the Son of God had become human.

He came into this world in the poorest of circumstances to show He had come for all mankind, and was greeted by both shepherds and kings alike.

That memorable Latin phrase, later used by Sigmund Romberg as a song title, comes fully into mind – Gaudeamus Igitur – “Let us rejoice”.

The great miracle of Christmas comes again to warm our hearts and souls. It brings the best out in us and encourages us to start, continue and strive to help those who aren’t as fortunate.
What joy and happiness we feel today as we reflect on that great gift the world was given around two thousand and thirteen years ago.

May the wonderful blessing of Christmas bring peace, happiness and joy to all.

Rex Harding,
Dominican Laity
St Thomas Aquinas Chapter