In this episode of the He Leadeth Me podcast, Adoremus Bulletin Editor, Christopher Carstens, joins the podcast to talk about how the Christmas liturgy demonstrates three fundamental truths for praying the Mass throughout the year. Jess and Chris discuss:
• The Word became flesh: how the Word of the Father features prominently at Mass
• “Mary reflected on these things in her heart”- The Greek word for reflecting means “put together”. Chris explains how we are “put together” with God through the objects, words, and actions of each Mass.
• The Divine Exchange- The prayers at Christmas often mention the “divine exchange”, where God become Man so that man might become God.
Christopher Carstens is the Director of Worship in the Diocese of La Crosse, a visiting faculty member of the Liturgical Institute at the University of St. Mary of the Lake in Mundelein, IL, and the Editor of Adoremus Bulletin. Chris lives in Soldiers Grove, WI, with his wife and children.