Weekly General Audience: December 2006 Archives

Pre-Christmas Audience


One of this blog's beats used to be the weekly papal general audience. I've dropped that ball for a while now, but I have them all bookmarked and will be getting around to them soon, I hope. In the meantime, here is the general audience address Pope Benedict delivered this past Wednesday, in anticipation of Christ Mass.


On Christmas Eve, we will place ourselves once again before the Crib to contemplate, astonished, the "Word made flesh." Sentiments of joy and gratitude, like in every year, are renewed in our hearts as we hear the melodies of Christmas carols, which sing of, in so many languages, the same, extraordinary miracle. The Creator of the universe, out of love, came to make his dwelling among men. In the Letter to the Philippians, St. Paul affirms that Christ, "though he was in the form of God, did not count equality with God a thing to be grasped, but emptied himself, taking the form of a servant, being born in the likeness of men" (2:6). He appeared in human form, adds the Apostle, humbling himself. At holy Christmas we will relive the realization of this sublime mystery of grace and mercy.

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