Sunday, January 01, 2006

Happy New Year!

I wish you all a Happy New Year. And for your reflection, I give you the Holy Father;s words for the World Day of Peace, which also happens to be the Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God ... which commemorates not only the fact that Mary gave birth to the Second Person of the Trinity, but also the definition of that dogma in 431 at the Council of Ephesus. There she was proclaimed at Theotokos - God bearer, to separate her from the claims that she gave birth to a mere human, an exceptional human, but only a human. The Church lifted her on high not to give her Glory alone, but to give Christ Glory while at the same time "honouring His mother."

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