I created the following Christmas meditation/wish video first for the Jesuit high school where I am teaching religion (Sint-Jozefscollege – SJC – Aalst, Belgium). The two versions below, one in English and one in Dutch, are slightly edited and personalized.
I hope these meditations might help you to reflect upon The Mystery of the Word Becoming Flesh:
The music is an instrumental version of the Christmas hymn Of the Father’s Heart/Love Begotten, a translation of Corde Natus Ex Parentis (by Marcus Aurelius Clemens Prudentius, 348-405), which was first set to music in the 11th Century (Divinum Mysterium, Sanctus trope).
For more information on the paintings used, click here (pdf).
Merry Christmas to all!