Monday, December 15, 2008

marymajor's Advent Calendar: December 19

December 19

What then was it that moved them? It was that which had before moved them, so that leaving their own country they had begun this so weary journey, namely: the Star, and together with the Star the light that God had placed in their hearts, which was to lead them step by step to more perfect knowledge.

For unless it were so they would not have shown Him such great honor, since all that they see here is but poor and lowly. For of the things that fell upon their outward senses there was nothing striking: there was only a manger, a mud hut, a poor mother.

- St. John Chrysostom