We are not sure we want to plug this (having not seen it) ... but then again it could be really good.
In the end this is how we are handling it.
(BBC 1, Mon - Thurs, 7.00-7.30 pm)
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‘You know what happens when a portrait that has been painted on a panel becomes obliterated through external stains. The artist does not throw away the panel, but the subject of the portrait has to come and sit again, and then the likeness is redrawn on the same material. Even so it was with the All-holy Son of God. He, the image of the Father, came and dwelt in our midst, in order that He might renew mankind after Himself, and seek out His lost sheep, even as He says in the Gospel’ ( On the Incarnation - St Athanasius p41-42)
So let us jump in the Yule tide and take a swim—
Let's revel at these angels like the shepherds did,
Soak in all the news and never keep the tale hid.
Though man's tried to suppress the word with hateful scorn,
And the advertisers try to keep it forlorn,
This melody plays, even to the bowels of hell:
Our God is with us, Jesus, our Emanuel.
[the end of a poem by Kent Travis. And what a last two lines!]
As I consider this humble Hebrew girl, and consider that God chose her to be the Mother of Jesus Christ, I am awed. This woman bore the Creator of the universe in her womb. He clutched to her breasts as a babe. She soothed his infant fears giving him the joy and comfort that a mother provides to her children. The Second Person of the GodHead, the Eternal Son of God, owed (owes) to her all of the duties of the 5th Commandment, the Creator bound to honor His creature. Mind-blowing. And Blessed indeed.To see the rest of this article go to De Regno Christi