Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Leonardo Boff on Nativity Narratives and God Wanting to Be Loved and to Play

As the Christmas season ticks towards Old Christmas, this beautiful summary of the message of the nativity narratives in the gospel by Leonardo Boff:

The Nativity tries to communicate to us that God is not a severe figure, with penetrating eyes to scrutinize our lives. God appears as a child. Not judgmental, but wanting only to be loved and to play.

The graphic is Bernardino Luini's "Christ Child and Infant John the Baptist" (ca. 1507-1532), from the National Gallery of Canada.

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