And the Word was made flesh and dwelt among us! What a wonderful gift God gave us in sending the Second Person of the Blessed Trinity to become human, like us in all things except sin. We cannot begin to fathom the depths of the mystery of the Incarnation, but we can humbly adore and thank.
The first to hear the news were the shepherds. The angels announced the glad tidings to them and they hurried to see the newborn. Mary and Joseph welcomed them and later Jesus will claim to be the Good Shepherd who seeks out the lost sheep. Now, this first Christmas, he sleeps, he seeks his mother's milk, he is helpless and vulnerable but full of love.