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Christmas is man’s liberation day: the miracle of divine charity, from which human liberty springs. Where the master is Mammon (or a tyrant representing it), liberty is in danger and has to be condemned. Where God is the master, liberty is the prime value, for which man is a son of God «So you are no longer a slave, but a son» (Gal. 4, 72). The population does well to solemnize this feast which has always been and remains popular. In fact it celebrates the birth of He who came to liberate the masses and make them God’s people.
Igino Giordani, «New City» n. 23-24, December 1967, pp.12-13.
Christmas is the sublime mystery of the love who loved mankind so much, that he made himself man. As was written, the mystery of the Incarnation is the document of God’s excessive charity. To embrace all through it, upon being born in a grotto amid the animals, He put himself below all: the poorest among the poor contemplated him under the guise of their own misery.
Igino Giordani, «New City» cit., pp.12-13.