“Therefore, if any one is in Christ, he is a new creation;
the old has passed away, behold, the new has come.”
2. Cor. 15:17
Happy New Year!
Today is the day when one has traditionally celebrated the circumcision of Christ, on the 8th day. The 1st being the December 25, the 8th being the January 1. I therefore want to quote Luke 2:21:
And at the end of eight days, when he was circumcised, he was called Jesus, the name given by the angel before he was conceived in the womb.
In the Catholic Church on celebrates, according to the ‘new’ order, Mary, the Mother of God. I therefore want to quote Gal. 4:4-7:
But when the time had fully come, God sent forth his Son, born of woman, born under the law, to redeem those who were under the law, so that we might receive adoption as sons. And because you are sons, God has sent the Spirit of his Son into our hearts, crying, “Abba! Father!” So through God you are no longer a slave but a son, and if a son then an heir.
Glory be to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit. Amen!
And something I sent up myself some years back, though not as ‘spectacular’: