"Are we prepared to promote conditions in which the living contact with God can be reestablished? For our lives today have become godless to the point of complete vacuity. God is no longer with us in the conscious sense of the word. He is denied, ignored, excluded from every claim to have a part in our daily life." - Alfred Delp, S.J.
Thursday, December 24, 2009
Heaven always seems to reveal itself to the littlest and most humble first... often in the lowliest of places. The angel revealed the birth of Christ to illiterate, rag-clad shepherds. These coarse fellows found the babe wrapped in swaddling, laying in a manger in a ramshackled shanty warmed only by the breath of an ox and an ass. The poor were the first to hear... Blessed are the poor.