One of The Family
Everyone has a certain special something that makes Christmas, Christmas. Whether it is a particular meal, lights, candles, decorations, or a family get-together, these things shape our season and give it meaning. What makes Christmas according to St. John is that the Word became flesh. He didnâ€™t have to come to earth, he didnâ€™t have to suffer, he didnâ€™t have to die, but he did. He showed up in a place with no special meal, special bed, or any special adornment. He was clothed in human flesh with only animals to spend his birthday with. All this to remind us of what truly makes Christmas, Christmas. Christ incarnate. Not according to human expectation, but according to divine love and faithfulness.