The massacre of the innocent babies/children in Bethlehem is a terrible illustration of what men will do to get rid of Jesus Christ. If a man is set on his own way, if he sees in Christ someone who is liable to interfere with his ambitions and rebuke his ways, his one desire is to eliminate Christ; and then he is driven to the most terrible things, for if he does not break men’s bodies, he will break their hearts.
Prayer: Lord God, the Holy Innocents bore witness to You not by speaking but by dying; grant that the faith we proclaim in words, may be borne out by deeds. We pray this in the most precious name of our Lord Jesus Christ, Your Son, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, God, for ever and ever. Amen.
Jakarta, 28 December 2017
A Christian Pilgrim