“What can we bring you, O Christ, for having been born for us on earth as a man? Each creature, the work of your hands, offers you a sign of gratitude: the angels, their hymn; the heavens, the star; the magi, their gifts; the shepherds, their admiration; the earth, a cave; the desert, the manger; and all mankind, we offer you a virgin mother.” (Hymn from the Divine Liturgy of the Eastern Orthodox Church).
Christmas is not just something we celebrate. It is something in which we participate. So how will we give birth to the Son of God in our time and in our culture? How will we give birth to the Son of God here in our community, in our schools and workplaces, in our families, in our church, in meeting the needs of the poor, in speaking for justice, in our relationships, in our brokenness and pain, in our joys and celebrations?