quote by Angelus Silesius

If Christ were born in Bethlehem a thousand times and not in thee thyself; then art thou lost eternally.

— Angelus Silesius

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What good does it do me if Christ was born in Bethlehem once if he is not born again in my heart through faith?

Christ was born in the first century, yet he belongs to all centuries.

He was born a Jew, yet He belongs to all races. He was born in Bethlehem, yet He belongs to all countries.

The star of Bethlehem was a star of hope that led the wise men to the fulfillment of their expectations, the success of their expedition. Nothing in this world is more fundamental for success in life than hope, and this star pointed to our only source for true hope: Jesus Christ.

Christ was born in the first century, yet he belongs to all centuries.

He was born a Jew, yet He belongs to all races. He was born in Bethlehem, yet He belongs to all countries.

Peace on earth, and mercy mild God and sinners reconciled.

The stars which shone over Babylon and the stable in Bethlehem still shine as brightly over the Empire State Building and your front yard today.

Advent is a journey towards Bethlehem. May we let ourselves be drawn by the light of God made man.

Bethlehem was God with us, Calvary was God for us, and Pentecost is God in us.

I've left Bethlehem, and I feel free.

I've left the girl I was supposed to be, and some day I'll be born.

We came from Bethlehem, Georgia bearing Betty Crocker cake mixes into the jungle.

Though Christ a thousand times in Bethlehem be born, If he's not born in thee thy soul is still forlorn.

Bethlehem and Golgotha, the Manger and the Cross, the birth and the death, must always be seen together.

This Advent we look to the Wise Men to teach us where to focus our attention.

We set our sights on things above, where God is. We draw closer to Jesus... When our Advent journey ends, and we reach the place where Jesus resides in Bethlehem, may we, like the Wise Men, fall on our knees and adore him as our true and only King.

There were only a few shepherds at the first Bethlehem.

The ox and the donkey understood more of the first Christmas than the high priests in Jerusalem. And it is the same today.

We are well advised to keep on nodding terms with the people we used to be, whether we find them attractive company or not.

O little town of Bethlehem, how still we see thee lie! Above thy deep and dreamless sleep the silent stars go by.

The coming of Jesus at Bethlehem brought joy to the world and to every human heart. may His coming this Christmas bring to each one of us that peace and joy that He desires to give.

For outlandish creatures like us, on our way to a heart, a brain, and courage, Bethlehem is not the end of our journey but only the beginning - not home but the place through which we must pass if ever we are to reach home at last.

May the star of Bethlehem shine in your path.

If Jesus were born one thousand times in Bethlehem and not in me, then I would still be lost.

Like God, Christmas is timeless and eternal, from everlasting to everlasting.

It is something even more than what happened that night in starlit little Bethlehem; it has been behind the stars forever. There was Christmas in the heart of God before the world was formed.

May we be enlightened by a ray of the light that comes from Bethlehem, the light of He who is 'The Greatest' and made himself small.

The hinge of history is on the door of a Bethlehem stable.

O come all ye faithful, Joyful and triumphant, O come ye, O come ye to Bethlehem.

One of the most amazing things ever said on this earth is Jesus's statement: "He that is greatest among you shall be your servant." Nobody has one chance in a billion of being thought really great after a century has passed except those who have been the servants of all. That strange realist from Bethlehem knew that.

And what rough beast, its hour come round at last, Slouches toward Bethlehem to be born?

Look at the Bethlehem birth. A king ordered a census. Joseph was forced to travel. Mary, as round as a ladybug, bounced on a donkey's back. The hotel was full. The hour was late. The event was one big hassle. Yet, out of the hassle, hope was born. It still is.

There would be no Christmas if there had not been Easter.

The babe Jesus of Bethlehem would be but another baby without the redeeming Christ of Gethsemane and Calvary, and the triumphant fact of the Resurrection.

HARK how all the Welkin rings "Glory to the Kings of Kings, "Peace on Earth, and Mercy mild, "GOD and Sinners reconcil'd! Joyful all ye Nations rise, Join the Triumph of the Skies, Universal Nature say "CHRIST the LORD is born to Day!

Joyful, all ye nations, rise. Join the triumph of the skies. With angelic hosts proclaim "Christ is born in Bethlehem!

The Eucharist began at Bethlehem in Mary's arms.

It was she who brought to humanity the Bread for which it was famishing, and which alone can nourish it. She it was who took care of that Bread for us. It was she who nourished the Lamb whose life-giving Flesh we feed upon

I started working for Bethlehem Steel when I was about 16 during the summers.

Great things happen in small places. Jesus was born in Bethlehem. Jesse Jackson was born in Greenville.

If the eternal King started in Bethlehem, so will anyone who follows Him.

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