Sunday, December 23, 2012
Sounds of heaven
See what the human voice can do? This is heavenly. And no instruments to weight or ground the musical exercise whatsoever....it is free to soar to the purposeful heights of this wonder of architecture. See how we are so drawn to beauty? God knows how to charm us. This is a magnficent piece...one of my favorites.
I am so struck with wonder that God should come to earth as a baby...something inconceivable in the form of something to so tiny and vulnerable. Yet He was conceived. He was sent to save us. How happy that angel to deliver the news to a world so desperately in need.
I hope you are able to take some time today and tomorrow to sit in wonder (something that sets us apart from the rest of the animals) and ponder the miracle that is Christ's Mass.
O magnum mysterium
et admirabile sacramentum,
ut animalia viderent Dominum natum,
jacentem in præsepio.
Beata virgo, cujus viscera meruerunt
portare Dominum Christum, Alleluia!
O great mystery
and wondrous sacrament,
that animals should see the newborn Lord
lying in their manger.
Blessed is the Virgin whose womb was worthy
to bear the Lord Jesus Christ. Alleluia!