The human face of God

“The angel said to them, ‘Do not be afraid; for behold, I proclaim to you good news of great joy that will be for all the people. For today in the city of David a savior has been born for you who is Messiah and Lord. And this will be a sign for you: you will find an infant wrapped in swaddling clothes and lying in a manger.’” (Luke 2:10-12)

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El rostro humano de Dios

"El ángel les dijo: No teman. Miren que vengo a anunciarles una gran alegría, que lo será para todo el pueblo: hoy les ha nacido, en la ciudad de David, el Salvador, que es el Cristo, el Señor; y esto les servirá de señal: encontrarán a un niño envuelto en pañales y reclinado en un pesebre”. (Lucas 2,10-12)

What’s the difference between humans and animals?

Just 70 years ago this month a slender novel bearing the innocuous title The Loved One made its appearance in the United States. My copy, a first edition, records four reprintings between June and August. Today the book is still in print and apparently still selling briskly.

The incarnational power of the Theology of the Body

Christmas celebrates the gift of the Incarnation: the Word made flesh, God himself taking on a human body to reveal his love to us. The body is so important in Christianity. The body matters. The body speaks. Its language reveals to us our call to be a total self-gift in love. That is the central insight of St. John Paul II’s Theology of the Body, a series of teachings on man, woman and love which he gave in the early years of his pontificate.

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