The Word became flesh and made His dwelling among us. We have seen His glory, the glory of the one and only Son, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth. John 1:14
“How beautiful, meek, and charitable is Jesus, the incarnate Wisdom! Beautiful from all eternity, He is the splendor of his Father, the unspotted mirror and image of His goodness. He is more beautiful than the sun and brighter than light itself. He is beautiful in time, being formed by the Holy Spirit pure and faultless, fair and immaculate, and during his life He charmed the eyes and hearts of men and is now the glory of the angels. How loving and gentle He is with men, and especially with poor sinners whom He came upon earth to seek out in a visible manner, and whom He still seeks in an invisible manner every day.”
Louis de Montfort (1673-1716) in The love of Eternal Wisdom, 126.
Happy Christmas everyone!
Take a moment today to gaze into the unspotted mirror of Jesus. There you will see the image of His goodness and generosity. It’s “beautiful, meek, and charitable” as Montfort aptly notes.
Let us celebrate that Jesus came to seek us out in a “visible manner” on earth, though we are poor sinners, and continues to pursue us in an “invisible manner” still today.
Let Him catch and charm you to the point that you give all that you are and all that you have to His service. Whatever you keep from Him you will lose, but whatever you give Him you will gain for eternity.
His teachings on money make no sense until we grasp that He wants us to let go of everything else so our hands are free to hold on to Him. He gets that this is hard for us poor sinners.
This Christmas, draw near to our beautiful, meek, and charitable King and He will draw near to you.Read more