Christmas: “The Most Audacious Dream Imaginable”

Christmas: “The Most Audacious Dream Imaginable”Adapted from Return to Order

If by “dream,” we mean the process by which we idealize our goals in society.

This type of dream sustained by grace is what the Church proposed and spread throughout Christendom. It is what Prof. Plinio Corrêa de Oliveira called the “most striking, indisputable, and audacious dream imaginable.”1

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The most patent example of this unimaginable dream is the celebration of Christmas. Puer natus est nobis, Et filius datus est nobis, chants the Church. “For a child is born to us, and a son is given to us.”(Is. 9:6)

On that ineffable night when our Savior was born to Mary Ever Virgin, an immense impossibility became possible: the God-man was born. From Heaven descended torrents of graces, which paved the way for the most audacious of any humanly-conceived dream, since it opened up for us the immense possibilities that grace would later develop into Christendom. It made possible the practice of the Commandments and counsels inside an order that the pagan world judged impossible.

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Atheists or rationalists may smirk at such considerations. Yet they do not realize that, by limiting themselves to their atheistic reasoning, they embrace at best the narrow and fallible “utopias” of their soulless and pragmatic world. They do not perceive that they lose the best of reality.

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1 Plinio Corrêa de Oliveira, American Studies Commission meeting, Oct. 12, 1989, Corrêa de Oliveira Documents.