THE Jews solemnized a day called by them the day of fire, in memory of the fire with which Nehemias consumed the sacrifice upon his return with his countrymen from the captivity of Babylon. Even so, and indeed with greater reason, should Christmas Day be called the day of fire, on which a God came as a little child to cast the fire of love into the hearts of men.
From Thoughts from St Alphonsus for Every Day
Compiled by Rev. C. McNeiry, C.SS.R.
Imprimatur: Joseph Hull, C.SS.R., Prov. Angl. Sup.
Nihil Obstat: Innocentlus Apap, O.P., S.T.M., Censor Deptutatus.
Imprimatur: Edm. Can. Surmont, Vicarius Generalis.
Westmonasterii, Die 9a Junii, 1927.
First published 1927