The tiny newborn baby, Jesus

"That is how our God first appeared

God 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 the presence of this little baby without grandeur or majesty.

This Bethlehem crib is so beautiful and so great

* It contains the whole Christ, who is both God and human.
* It contains the workshop of Nazareth,
* the Passion and the Cross,
* and all the glory of the Resurrection
* and of heaven."

"In face of the hatred and anger of the world

we must bring the gentleness and the smile of the Infant Jesus of Bethlehem.

In face of the pride of the world

we must bring the littleness and powerlessness of the tiny new born baby of the crib."
- Little Sister Magdeleine of Jesus