We look with joy at the Child in the manger and wonder,
“What Child is this who, laid to rest on Mary’s lap is sleeping?”
The next time she would have her son in her lap would be at the foot of the cross
and we wonder “Is this the God-man who has come to save us?”
And then we stand and look at the empty tomb
together with Peter and the disciple whom Jesus loved
to see, believe and understand all of these things.
Yesterday, we were reminded of what lays in store for the followers of Christ
– the way of the cross, pain and suffering.
Today, we are told of what awaits us in the end
– the Word made flesh will bring us eternal life.
What was from the beginning,
what we have heard,
what we have seen with our eyes,
what we looked upon
and touched with our hands
concerns the Word of life —
for the life was made visible;
we have seen it and testify to it
and proclaim to you the eternal life
that was with the Father and was made visible to us—
what we have seen and heard
Came across this photo montage posted by Fr. Domingo Salonga just now: