Friday, December 25, 2009

Merry Christmas

"One quick thought. The early church and New Testament writers didn't seem to make a big deal about what we now commemorate as Christmas. Obviously far more time and attention is spent on the crucifixion and resurrection. But historically Christmas came to be celebrated in the early centuries of church history because of heresies that denied the full humanity of Jesus in the Incarnation. And celebrating Christmas became a practical way that the church could remember that Jesus was in fact physically born of a woman, that he indeed took on our flesh and blood. If he had not truly become one of us, he could not truly save us. Christmas is at its heart a Christological proclamation that the Word truly became flesh and dwelt among us."


Anonymous Anonymous said...

something worth remembering

1:54 AM, December 27, 2009  
Blogger Milton Stanley said...

Glad you think so, Nancy, and good to hear from you.

9:58 AM, December 28, 2009  

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