In the same way, when we first hear the story of Jesus’ birth, we are dumbfounded – the stable, the animals, the shepherds, the star, the wise men. We identify with Jesus in his fragility and enter the story with a sense of awe. The Son of God in a manger!
And then, the story becomes familiar and we no longer stop to ponder. How can we recapture the wonder of Jesus’ birth again?