Monday, December 27, 2010

This makes me think.... about a new order of things...

The woman has conceived the Child, sheltered him under her heart, and has given birth to her Son. The world has come under a different law. All these are not merely one-time historical events upon which our salvation rests. They are simultaneously the model figures and events that announce to us the new order of things, of life, of our existence.

---Fr. Alfred Delp,  SJ, Advent of the Heart, Seasonal Sermons and Prison Writings, 1941-1945. 
Fr. Delp was imprisoned and executed in a Nazi death camp in 1945.

Image credit:  Our Lady of Mount Carmel with the Infant Jesus, at the Carmelite Chapel, Peabody, MA, taken by yours truly.

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