The King’s Birth

Adoration of the Child by Filippino Lippi

“And Joseph too went up from Galilee from the town of Nazareth to Judea, to the city of David that is called Bethlehem, because he was of the house and family of David to be enrolled with Mary, his betrothed, who was with child. While they were there, the time came for her to have her child, and she gave birth to her firstborn son. She wrapped him in swaddling clothes and laid him in a manger, because there was no room for them in the inn” (Luke 2:4-7).

“The mystery of Jesus’ nativity offers much to ponder. God chose to be born in the human form of Jesus in a modest and humble way. There was no cradle, royal robe, servants or castle awaiting the birth of this King of Kings. Even the very basics were lacking. The most important being to walk the earth entered this world in the most unpretentious, poorest, and dirtiest locations and at quite an inconvenient time for his mother.

When wondering where, how, when, and with whom we find God, we can look to this mystery for some of the answers. Be alert and look around you. Jesus may be found in unexpected times and places.”

—Excerpt from The Rosary Prayer by Prayer. We meditate on this event in the Third Joyful Mystery of the Rosary.

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