Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Our abiding Bethlehem

Behold, when the fullness of time had come,
God sent his Son into the world. – Gal 4:4

Nativity ~ Edward Burnes-Jones (1875)

"The Bethlehem of that night ... has never passed away. ... It lives a real, unbroken, unsuspended life, not in history only, or in art, or in poetry, or even in the energetic fertile worship and fleshly hearts of the faithful, but in the worshipful reality of the Blessed Sacrament.

Round the Tabernacle, which is our abiding Bethlehem, goes on the same world of beautiful devotion which surrounded the new-born Babe, real, out of real hearts, and realized by God's acceptance."
Frederick W Faber



  1. So very beautiful. Many blessings and graces to you and yours this Christmastide.

  2. Greetings, Gloria -
    The Eucharist - our source, our summit, our life! ... yes ... And so too many blessings and graces to you and yours this Christmastide!! - How can the celebration be contained in one day - nay - an entire season is even not enough ... may our lives boast of the Will and Way of the Incarnational Christ.