Christmas and the Birth of Truth on Earth
Francis Anekwe Oborji
“In the beginning was the Word: the Word was with God and the Word was God … The Word became flesh, he lived among us, and we saw his glory, the glory that he has from the Father as only Son of the Father, full of grace and Truth… Indeed, from his fullness we have, all of us, received – one gift replacing another, for the law was given through Moses, grace and truth have come through Jesus Christ.” (John 1:1,3,14,16-17).
In the first place, I begin this short reflection by wishing each, and every one of us, members of our respective families, friends, communities and the nation, a very Merry Christmas 2020, and a serene and prosperous New Year 2021. May the Child Jesus, the Prince of Peace and Lord of Lords, born in the manger at Bethlehem of Judea on Christmas Day for our eternal salvation, fill our individual hearts, minds souls and spirit, which is the indwelling place in us, of God – Father, Son and Holy Spirit revealed in Jesus Christ, with His Truth, Love and Peace! Amen!
May the Spirit of the Child Jesus – the Risen Christ, find his dwelling-home in us, and transform our individual hearts, minds, souls and redeemed human spirits, into his place of habitation! Amen! May he bless us with strong faith, grace, good health, sincerity of heart, strength of character and steadfastness, and with love of neighbor, singlemindedness, security of lives and property, and protection from every danger and the evil one, now and forever! Amen!
The Birth of ‘Truth’ at Christmas at a Time like This!
This Christmas and New Year celebrations, my reflection centers on the theme of ‘Truth’ at a time like ours today! It is a reflection on Jesus Christ as the Self-revelation of the ‘Truth of God.’ That is, Jesus Christ himself, as the final and fullness of God’s Self-revelation to humanity and the world, the Truth of God, which took human flesh on Christmas Day at Bethlehem in Judea for our redemption and salvation! God, who, in his fullness and at the appointed time, revealed Himself to us, in Jesus Christ, the Second Person of the Blessed Trinity – Father, Son and Holy Spirit.