The Pope kissed a plastic idol of “baby Jesus” and offered incense to the plastic doll.
The bells of St. Peter’s rang as Francis, who turned 77 a week ago, walked briskly up the main aisle of the basilica for the ceremony, which began Tuesday two and a half hours before midnight.
Keeping with the theme of humility he has set for his new papacy, Francis carried the statue instead of an aide, and kissed a knee of the figure of the newly born Jesus.
It is something erroneous and blasphemous when people kiss a baby idol of a man who is no longer an infant. God Him self who came in flesh, and warned us not to become religious.
Jesus the Messiah ran away, when the people in Israel wanted to make Him a worldly king.
Jesus, knowing that they intended to come and make him king by force, withdrew again to a mountain by himself.
The son of God told us not to worship created beings, but to worship God in spirit and and truth.
Yet a time is coming and has now come when the true worshippers will worship the Father in the Spirit and in truth, for they are the kind of worshippers the Father seeks.
Written by Ivar