In lieu of a Christmas post…

23 December 2013 — 2 Comments

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Christmas_Truce_1914_IWM_HU_35801.jpgI was going to come up with a post for Christmas… until I read this. This post from David R. Henson, reflecting on the Christmas Truce of 1914 as a picture of the Incarnation, is one of the most powerful Advent/Christmas reflections I’ve read this year.

In the birth of Christ, God disarms completely. It is a risky, insane thing to do, to trust a people with such a horrible track record of violence and war. But trust us God does anyway. It’s a lot like the risk those soldiers took that Christmas Eve night in 1914. Imagine what it must have been like, to gamble your life on the humanity of your enemy.

Take a few moments to read the rest.

Merry Christmas, everyone. Halfway out of the dark.

 

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2 responses to In lieu of a Christmas post…

  1. 

    This is the best Christmas homily I have ever seen. Thank you and have a blessed Christmas.

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