Because of the overflowing abundance of his love

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Because of the overflowing abundance of his love, Christ, the Son of God, chose to pass through the state of utter helplessness of a tiny child, the only state in which someone is totally given over into the hands of another. That is how our God first appeared, and he wants to be contemplated and adored in this state not only by the lowly but also by the great. He accepted the adoration of both shepherds and wise men, and he even led them by a star into his presence, he this little baby without grandeur or majesty.