From the Cross to the Crib, Spiritual way of Little Sister Magdeleine of Jesus

 Tre fontane Grotto chapel Tre fontane Grotto chapel

Little sister Magdeleine brings a fresh understanding to the mission of Jesus, expressed throughout his life in the crib, no less than the cross.

She writes:

'Perhaps you did not really stop to look at the crib, or maybe you just looked at it disdainfully, as an adult who thinks that the crib is for children and that outside Christmastime it has no real meaning. You looked longer at the cross. There you found something bigger and more satisfying...
You forgot to look lovingly enough at the whole of Christ’s life, which began in a manger....
It is true that you will not be able to understand him unless you have the eyes and the heart of a child....
“If you do not become like little children, you will never enter into the kingdom of heaven.” (Mt 18:3).

You can read more of Little sister Magdeleine's insights in her Green Booklet, which she wrote to summerize her thought.