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 member of the Society of the Divine Savior (Salvatorians). Serving as Administrator, St. Catherine of Alexandria, 8661 N. 76 Place, Milwaukee, WI. 53223. Six books on the Catholic church and U.S. culture are available on
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