The Nativity of the Lord
The scene of the Nativity is an invitation and a promise. The invitation is to leave our pursuit of understanding behind and instead enter into mystery. To be as vulnerable as this child and these parents. To be as open as the shepherds and as generous of heart as the Magi. To praise like the angels and pay attention like the townspeople. The resulting promise is that we will meet God. We will discover not only that Jesus is God, but that we, too, can share in God’s life not only in the afterlife, but right here and right now.