“God Himself will come and will save you” (Is 35:4)
“This day is born to you a Saviour” (Luke 2:11)
Dear readers, the beautiful feast of the Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ is once again upon us, and it is entirely due to the grace and goodness of Almighty God that we are permitted to celebrate it. The year 2020 has not been an easy one, and it behooves us to thank God all the more that we are once again permitted to adore the Divine Child in the crib.
Approximately 700 years before the Birth of Jesus Christ, the prophet Isaias foretold that God Himself would come and save His people:
Say to the fainthearted: Take courage, and fear not: behold your God will bring the revenge of recompense: God himself will come and will save you. Then shall the eyes of the blind be opened, and the ears of the deaf shall be unstopped.
(Isaias 35:4-5; cf. Gen 22:8)
In order to help you celebrate this Christmas worthily, especially all those many souls unable to assist at Holy Mass, we would like to make you aware of a most beautiful movie rendition of the Life of our Lord, one that is very dignified, modest, and edifying. It is a trilogy called The Life of Christ, produced in Spain in 1957. You can watch it here:
The first part is called The Savior, followed by The Redeemer and The Master. The entire trilogy runs approximately 4 hours and 30 minutes, but the films are also sold individually on DVD here (caution: vendor is Novus Ordo).
As you (hopefully) spend time with loved ones this Christmas, or even if you have to spend it alone with your Guardian Angel, this Life of Christ will be a source of great joy, consolation, and inspiration to you. Whereas the Modernist Sect in Rome does not hesitate to celebrate Hanukkah with the faithless Jews (2017), thus denying the Lord who bought them (cf. 2 Pet 2:1), we Catholics rejoice in and celebrate the Birth of the Divine Infant, who came to “save his people from their sins” (Mt 1:21).
During the Christmas octave, please expect a slower pace at this blog and keep an eye on our Twitter feed for updates.
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