What's your least favourite Christmas Carol line?
"The little Lord Jesus, no crying He makes" gives me heartburn.
But ironically my least favourite line comes from my favourite carol - Hark the Herald:
"Veiled in flesh the Godhead see."
Doesn't this communicate the terrible error that 'becoming flesh' obscures the divine glory rather than expresses it? It seems to say that Christ's glory exists behind and apart from His flesh. As though His humanity hides his divinity.
Or can we salvage the line? Perhaps it's just like Luther's 'revealed in His hiddenness / hidden in His revealedness' type paradox? Does the following line cover the error - "Hail the Incarnate Deity"?
What think you?
And are there other lines that bug you at Christmas?