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Nasterea Domnului 2011!

Nasterea Domnului se aseamana cu               Pilda Semanatorului.

Semanatorul nu seamana oricum, ci la vreme potrivita. Asa si Nasterea Domnului s-a intamplat la vreme potrivita (Galateni 4, 4).

Sarbatorind-o si cinstind-o an de an, momentul Craciunului devine pentru fiecare dintre noi vreme potrivita de reincepere a lucrarii la mantuirea noastra prin alergarea spre Cel ce vine.

Iesirea semanatorului la camp indica o apropiere intre el si locul unde se arunca samanta incoltitoare de viata. Asa si Dumnezeu, prin trimiterea in lume a Fiului Sau, iese din transcendenta Sa absoluta si se apropie de creatia Sa in mod cu totul surprinzator.

Samanta divina, viata, este anti-apocalipsa, este marele dar facut de El celor ce vor lucra la recoltarea roadelor.

Asa cum samanta e viata si hrana spre viata, in acelasi timp Nasterea Domnului ni-L ofera pe Fiul lui Dumnezeu ca viata a lumii si hrana spre viata prin Cuvantul Sau si prin Sfanta Euharistie in care ni se lasa mereu prezent. Nasterea Domnului reprezinta harul lui Dumnezeu fata de noi, dar si dorul Sau.

Iisus Mantuitorul seamana in lume samanta acestui dar si dor, chemandu-ne la recoltarea mantuitoare aducatoare de permanenta bucurie asa cum mentioneaza colinda:
“Care bucurie si aici sa fie, de la tinerete pan-la batranete.”

The Birth of Christ represents a model for planting seeds.

A farmer cannot plant whenever he chooses, but rather only at the appropriate times of year. Likewise, the birth of Christ took place at the right time and place (Galatians 4, 4)

In celebrating and honoring the birth of Christ each year, Christmas creates the perfect opportunity for each one of us to renew our efforts to redeem ourselves.

When a farmer plants, he becomes closer, creating a oneness with the place from which life springs when the time is right. God did much the same, by sending His only son into the world. He left his absolute transcendence and became closer to His creation in a completely surprising way.

The divine seed, life, is anti-apocalyptic. It is the great gift from the Creator for those who will work to harvest what gets eroded.

The seed represents life and nourishment; while God offers us the birth of Christ, His only Son, as the life of the world, as well as spiritual nourishment for life through the Holy Eucharist. The birth of Christ is God’s greatest gift to us.

Our savior, Jesus Christ, plants His gift in each of us and calls us to harvest our own salvation which brings an everlasting joy as mentioned in the Christmas carol, “Joy to all, from young to old.” (by Fr. Theodor Damian)

“Astazi vin sa-mi plec genunchii
inaintea ieslei Tale,
Copilas din alta lume
obosit de frig si cale.

Si-mi plec inima si fata,
Copilas din zarea albastra,
si ma-nchin cu umilinta
calator prin lumea noastra.

Nu am smirna ca si magii
nici tamaie si nici aur,
lacrimile pocaintei
imi sunt singurul tezaur.

Ti le-aduc acum ‘nainte
cu sfiala si rusine,
Copilas venit din Ceruri
sa porti Crucea pentru mine.”

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