Hear ye!  Hear ye!  O men of the earth, made in the Image and Likeness of the Divine Creator, God the Father and Maker of Heaven and earth!  Not only has the Father created thee in His Image and Likeness within thy soul, His Divine Son, Jesus Christ, Savior of men and King of the Universe, has taken on the likeness of thy human flesh in every way but sin!  O what a glorious Mystery!

Yes, O God of Divine Love!  What glorious Mysteries Thou shares with the little ones of the earth!  Behold, Thy Son is in the form of a helpless Babe, wrapped in swaddling clothes by the little Virgin, Who by Thy grace, became His Mother!  Then there is St. Joseph, betrothed to Mary the Virgin, in a chaste union, a safeguard and protector of the Christ Child and His Mother.

What joy St. Joseph must have felt when the Queen of the Universe was given to him in marriage!  What honor he must have felt when he became guardian of the newborn King!

See, little animals, beasts of the earth!  They come to the Holy Family and pay homage to the Infant King!

Men of the earth, where art thou?  Hath none but the beasts of the earth come to do Him homage?  Let us go, not to the cities, for they will scoff, but to the pastures, where our Divine Lord will be properly received, with canticles of love and praise!

GLORIA IN EXCELSIS DEO IN ET TERRA PAX HOMINIBUS BONAE VOLUNTATIS!  O dear shepherds of the fields, simple and poor!  I have great news to tell thee!  God, Who is Mercy and Love, hath come meekly, into the night, as an innocent Infant!  Come, come!  Our sweet Savior hath come hither!  Go, dear shepherds!  Go with haste to see the King!

O the little shepherds go in haste!  To the dwelling of the Holy Family!  A cave, with St. Joseph, the Blessed Virgin Mary, and the Christ Child in the center with little lambs, sheep and goats surrounding Them!  Now the shepherds peer and marvel at the Father’s greatest Work of Love: His Divine Son as an Infant.  Now, the shepherds go, singing and glorifying the Holy Infant, the Prince of Peace, the little Child with the iron rod to rule all nations!  Love came down from Heaven and landed on earth through the Immaculata!  How joyous!

O Divine God, Thy Love has entered the earth through the Virgin, given as a gift to man for the forgiveness of sins!  How merciful Thou art!  How merciful Thou art!  What other gift could hath been given to satisfy man’s desire for Love?  No other!  The God-Man will do!  GLORIA IN EXCELSIS DEO IN ET TERRA PAX HOMINIBUS BONAE VOLUNTATIS!

Jésus, tout ce que je veux pour Noël est Toi!

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