Tuesday, January 3, 2012

On the Tenth Day of Christmas

“For God so loved the world that he gave,” that most well-known summary of the Good News tells us.

What God gave, of course, was God’s Son, which is a way of saying that God gave a big part of God’s self.

Christmas—the Nativity—the Incarnation—that First Act in the Drama of Salvation that was the life of Jesus of Nazareth, Jesus the Christ, Jesus the Son of God, Jesus the Son of Man, was all about the love of God, and what that First Act and that entire Drama teach us is that the love of God is about the giving of God.

“For God so loved the world that he gave”—to love with God’s love is to give like God gives.

On this Tenth Day of Christmas, may God so fill us with God’s love that we give and give and give…

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