Reflection for Christmas Day Mass – Year B

by Khonzumenzi Dlamini

CHRISTMAS DAY MASS 9.00 AM, St. Matthew Catholic Church, Rocky Mountain  House, 25 December 2020 | Online EventWhen exploring Salvation History, we get the reality that God has over the times taken the initiative of revealing himself. This took place through the Patriarchs in the Old Testament and the Prophet and so on. God provided numerous revelations of himself throughout Salvation History. The second reading today from the letter to the Hebrews 1:1-6 explains, the culminating of God’s revelation and Christ’s unique superiority. Today we celebrate the birth of our Lord Jesus Christ a superior mode God used to reveal himself to Humanity in order to save us. This is God’s final revelation till he come again in the Parousia (Second coming).

We celebrate today, Christmas, the birth of God’s greatest Son. Our second reading highlights key elements that help us understand the uniqueness and superiority of Christ whom we are His followers. Firstly, the second reading highlights that Christ is the heir of all things. This tells us that all things are subject to him. It is Christ who is the authority and author of our faith. It is for us to worship the new born King today who is above all things. He is the ruler of our lives, let us sing and praise him. Secondly, the Son was God’s agent in creation.

Christ is not a created being. Hebrews 1:2 “in these last days he has spoken to us through the Son, who he made heir of all things and through whom he created the universe.” And our Gospel complements this assertion, John 1:2-4 “He was in the beginning with God. All things came to be through him and without him nothing came to be. What came to be through him was life and this life was the light of the human race.” This also shows that Christ is the radiance of God’s glory. He is the light, he revealed God’s glory through his birth. For these reasons we are assured that Christ is the unique Saviour, He is above everything. As we celebrate his nativity today let it not be a mere celebration but a prayer and contemplation that today he is among us and we should not fear but take courage for our Saviour is born today.