Jesus’ birth in Bethlehem is a historical fact, which gives every person’s life its utmost meaning and is a source of eternal joy.
God is with us
Christmas makes us realise the joyful truth that God is with us, because the second Person of the Holy Trinity, the Son of God, became incarnate through the Virgin Mary and became a real person in order to save us. Jesus Christ in the mystery of the incarnation overcame the infinite distance separating God from creation: “emptied himself, taking the form of a slave” (Phil 2:7). Happy are those who believed that true God became true man in order to take away all our sins through His death and resurrection (cf. 1 John 3:5) and so that “everyone who believes in him may not perish but may have eternal life” (John 3:16).
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