Theme: Jesus is the Light of the World
We meditated on Jesus being the Radiant Dawn earlier this week. Today we contemplate it more fully. The Word of God, made flesh: this is the great mystery of our faith. It’s so important that when we recite the Creed at Mass, we bow deeply when we recall it (“…and by the Holy Spirit was incarnate of the Virgin Mary, and became man”), and on Christmas, we actually kneel during this part of the Nicene Creed. When we pray the Angelus, we also bow deeply at the words “And the Word was made flesh and dwelt among us.”
Easter is the greatest feast on the Christian calendar, but it’s on Christmas that we remember the beginning of this part of God’s plan of salvation. It’s on Christmas that we recall how God came to us, lowering Himself to become one of us. We remember that the Word of God, the Light of the World, was born as a tiny baby. The Creator of the Universe, who spoke us into being, became a tiny child.
Meditation text and images © Christine Johnson