"Christmas is, for me, the joy and love that passed between a young woman and the child who had been placed in her arms."
— Scott Hahn, Joy to the World
A year and a half ago, my midwife handed me a pink little girl, and my world exploded. After 24 hours of hard labour, I will never forget how instantly I fell in love with this beautiful new person.
Today we celebrate the most incredible moment in all of salvation history—that moment when the same God who made the heavens and the earth was wrapped up in the arms of a young girl, and for the first time we were able to look into his eyes and see him lovingly gazing back.
That gaze is not lost to history. Just as Mary's world burst with joy as she cradled her swaddled newborn, so should our hearts burst with joy this day as we welcome Christ into our lives as though it were the first time!