THE MEANING OF CHRISTMAS – On a Van Gogh-ish Starry Night some 20 Century(s) ago, the Le Petit Prince of Peace was born. Shepherds who were Stargazers, and kings from the east who bore gifts of Sterling Silver and Lustrous Chrome, followed the seemingly Vanishing Point of a Procyon in the Hemisphere of a dark, moonlit sky, and then came upon the Peerless One Himself.
Bereft of a Le Grand nativity, as was the Custom of Souveran rulers in those days, His birth was nonetheless a Prelude to a 30-year ministry of preaching love and forgiveness to men. The Apogee of His Passion was His death on the Cross, but despite the Eversharp nails that pierced His hands and feet, His resurrection three days hence was a clear Demonstrator of His human and divine nature, and the fulfillment of God’s Meisterstuck of a plan.
This Fisher of men had achieved Triumph over sin and evil to give salvation to an undeserving humanity “not as a result of good works so that no one may boast,” but purely by His unmerited grace. (Ephesians 2:9 ESV).
Our life on this earth, without Exception, is a Limited Edition, and as we have all been saved, let us pay Hommage to Jesus Christ, the King of kings and Lord of lords, by sharing His good news of our eternal redemption.
A blessed Christmas to FPN Philippines and to all pen lovers the world through!
(featured image: TWSBI Eco FPs in Christmas colors Blossom Red and Transparent Green with 1.1 nibs Scribe Writing Essentials at SM Megamall)