Thoughts for the Fifth Day of Christmas: St John Henry Newman and the Lesson of Joy

The Lord! The Son of Mary !! Viva Cristo Rey !!



(continued from yesterday’s post: Thoughts for the Fourth Day of Christmas)

The second lesson is that of joy, as Newman relates.

“Fear not,” said the Angel, “for behold I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people. For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, which is Christ the Lord.” And then, when he had finished his announcement, suddenly there was with the Angel a multitude of the heavenly host, praising God and saying, Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will towards men.”

Such were the words which the blessed Spirits who minister to Christ and His Saints, spoke on that gracious night to the shepherds,to rouse them out of their cold and famished mood into great joy;to teach them that they were objects of God’s love as much…

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