The Invasion of Time by Eternity: The Birth of Christ
Christmas is not an event within history but is rather the invasion of time by eternity. (Hans Urs Von Balthasar)
Eternity Is Not Linear
From our point of view, the Infant Jesus was born in a moment in history more than 2,000 years ago; people see time as linear, measurable. We view the first Christmas from our point of view as creatures who are bound by time. This egocentric view completely misses the real ramifications of the Incarnation in our lives.
Rather than fondly recounting the tale of Christ’s birth as it were a charming tale we tell children on December 25, we must