“In the wonder of the incarnation
your eternal Word has brought
to the eyes of faith
a new and radiant vision of your glory.
In him we see our God made visible
and so are caught up in love
of the God we cannot see....”
While we're at it, eternal thanks to this readership -- always and everywhere, the soul, heart, lifeblood and backbone of these pages -- for the constant gifts of goodness, spirit, selfless witness and, indeed, ceaseless surprises that fill every day with the joys and emotions of this Night and make this work a daily grace and lifetime's blessing to keep at... or, at least, try to.
Gloria in excelsis Deo, et in terra pax hominibus bonae voluntatis....
Christus Natus Est -- venite adoremus!
Buon Natale a tutti -- Merry Christmas to all... God love you forever!