23 December 2009

Nothing Necessary is Impossible

Last night I was able to hear the choir and orchestra rehearsal for Christmas Midnight Mass at the Oratory. I can't put into words how beautiful it was.

The bad news in and about our world is known. In its fundamental form, it isn't new, either. But the word I received while listening to the beautiful strains of the children's choir sing of the birth of Our Savior in Bethlehem was simple and direct. Nothing is impossible for Christ.

He entered our world of sin and darkness in profoundest humility, and conquered all. He desires our salvation, and has the power to effect it, if we but accept and respond to His love.

Come, Lord Jesus!

1 comment:

Fr. Andrew said...

Amen.

Isaiah 9:

For the yoke that burdened them, the pole on their shoulder, and the rod of their taskmaster you have smashed, as on the day of Midian. For every boot that tramped in battle, every cloak rolled in blood, will be burned as fuel for flames. For a child is born to us, a son is given us; upon his shoulder dominion rests. They name him Wonder-Counselor, God-Hero, Father-Forever, Prince of Peace. His dominion is vast and forever peaceful, from David’s throne, and over his kingdom, which he confirms and sustains by judgment and justice, both now and forever. The zeal of the LORD of hosts will do this!