Monday, December 25, 2006

Merry Christmas

The only joy in the world is to begin.
It is beautiful to live because to live is to begin,
and every instant.
--Cesare Pavese

Christmas is the remembrance of the way in which the Lord became present. The Lord is never a past. So Christmas is the remembrance of the Lord who has bcome man, a child, like every one of us has been, and is.

--Luigi Giussani

God does not leave us groping in the dark. He has shown himself to us as a man. In his greatness he has let himself become small. god has taken on a human face. Only this God saves us from being afraid of the world and from anxiety before the emptiness of life.

--Benedict XVI

Christ ends up right here, in my attitutde and disposition as a human being, in my way, that is, one who expects, who awaits something because he feels that he is entirely wanting. He has joined me. He has proposed himself to my original needs.

--Luigi Giussani

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