Sunday, December 29, 2013

The Nativity of Our Lord

"For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace."
Greetings of peace and joy to all in this blessed season of Our Lord's Nativity. This blog is pretty much on extended hiatus for the foreseeable future. Work has caught up with me, as have the demands of life. My other blog, which I started as a side project, has also morphed into something of an obsession, and I now devote more of my free time to that. Blogging has tired me; polemics and whining have pushed me to my limit. I find that I now prefer to let the beauty of faith do the talking.

The beautiful painting above depicts the birth of Our Lord, as interpreted by an anonymous Indian artist of the 19th century. It is, I think, a beautiful testament to the reality of the Incarnation: of Eternity cloaking itself in flesh, and flesh-- all flesh, of all colours-- taking on the cloak of Divinity. Merry Christmas!