Friday, December 16, 2011

Love Does Such Things

More about this book written byFr. Raymond OSCO, but wanted to share this quote...

The Lamb of God, His Christmas gift to you, was to be had in a manger which stood in a cave that had been hallowed out of one of the chalk hills near Bethlehem. That cave and manger are really the center of your world. Almighty God was the sculptor. Year after slow year, with wind and rain, He sculptured. Only in the fullness of time did He consider his work finished. It took Him centuries to arch the roof to that span which would allow the blest of the Lamb to sound down all future centuries so that no one born of woman might ever say he was without a perfect Christmas gift. He worked aeons to make the entrance wide enough for all mankind. And during all this time, he had you in mind! It is not often you think of the wind and rain as instruments in the hands of God who is working for you. But now that you have been reminded how the cave was fashioned, every storm of wind and every shower of rain will be the Voice of God speaking lovingly to you. And when you find yourself in the midst of spiritual storms, you will know that God is hallowing out a befitting birthplace for His Son, sculpturing a cave where His Christ may be born anew within you. Never forget that your soul is a capacity for God and nothing else. Since he labored so long and lovingly over the cave which Jesus was to stay for but a few hours, how, think you, will he labor over that soul of yours which is to hold Jesus all the days of your life? Every day is Christmas Day--for Christ is born anew.


Kathy said...

Very nice, great to read & ponder especially right now but also all year - Thank YOU Carol.
God Bless & Protect you always!

Maria said...

It is a beaut of a book. An angel sent me a copy :)