The experience of the birth of Jesus changes human history. The response of the shepherds shows the Faith of Israelites. The journey of the Magi symbolizes the nascent belief of the Gentiles.

Christmas reminds the human family that God’s love is for everyone. The universality of God’s plan for salvation is an icon for heaven.

O God, may my Faith be renewed this Christmas. As I approach the creche, may I see the hope of all nations present in the Child Jesus.