December 29 - Among many other things, in the dynamics of the Christmas event, God’s approach toward humanity emerges powerfully. God, the infinite, the eternal, who is above all created things, has taken care of the lastborn creation—that is, the human creature—has leaned toward it, and decided to interact with it. Better still, God has joined humanity in such an extraordinary and astonishing way as to generate on earth a human being, Jesus, who has in himself the unattainable fullness of God’s divinity. Therefore, the emphasis is on God’s initiative; it is God who gives himself to humankind. It tells us that God directs the path of every man and every woman on earth toward the meeting with God’s Son Jesus, who draws all humanity to himself.

~ Toward the Light, Cardinal Carlo Martini, Milan

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