Blogging and tweeting has been very light lately, mainly owing to severe back pain making life difficult. However, I would like to wish anyone who drops by here a very good, joyful and peaceful Christmas.
This is the image from my home-made greeting card for this year.
This year I’ve branched out in Christmas greetings by adding a video. These are images of and from the Basilica of the Annunciation. “Verbum caro hic factum est” (here the Word was made flesh).
Yes, I know that that the Orthodox say it’s a bit up the road at St Gabriel’s Church by Mary’s Well, and that there are all sorts of questions over the historicity of Luke’s narrative. But the point is that the Church does not understand incarnation as a vague theological principle, but a story about one specific birth of one unique God-shaped human in the womb of one particular obedient woman at a definite point in time.
No-one may really know where the “here” was, but there was a “here”.
Anyway, that’s enough verbal theology: let’s get to the greeting.