Christmas with Frank & Paul

(Frank Sinatra sings and St. Paul tells us of the beautiful incarnation story.)

“She was Boston, I was Vegas,
She was crepe suzette, I was pie,
She was lectures, I was movies, but I loved her.
She was Mozart, I was Basie…”

God deemed angels not His equal but chose to take on human flesh.

“She was afternoon tea, I was saloon,
She was Junior League, I was Dodgers,
But I loved her morning, night and noon.
Opposites attract, the wise men claim,
Still I wish that we had been a little more the same…”

Emptying Himself of divinity, He filled our humanity with His divinity.

“She was polo, I was race track,
She was museums, I was TV.
She did her best to change me
Though she never knew quite how,
But I loved her, almost as much as I do now…”

Jesus Christ being found in appearance as a man, He humbled Himself by becoming obedient to the point of death, even death on a cross. For this reason also, God highly exalted Him, and bestowed on Him the name which is above every name.

“She was Wall Street, I was pawn shop,
She was French champagne, I was beer,
She knew much more that I did
But there was one thing she didn’t know,
That I loved her, because I never, never told her so…”

I heard a priest today goes to pains to tell us about of the separation between our Great and Almighty God and us who are the lowliest of the lowly.  I guess he missed St. Paul’s Christological Hymn while in school and doesn’t listen to Frank Sinatra.  Too bad for him and his understanding of Christmas. 

About Rev. Joe Jagodensky, SDS.

A Roman Catholic priest since 1980 and a member of the Society of the Divine Savior (Salvatorians). Six books on the Catholic church and U.S. culture are available on
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