Today, the world celebrates the birth of our Savior in the Gregorian calendar. How wonderful it is for one to be around children on this Feast, because Christ’s birth sanctified and blessed the birth of every human child. I am certain this is why children feel a sense of wonder during Christmas. It’s not simply about presents and parties. Instead, children feel an intimate connection with the Child Who was born in a cave in order to redeem and sanctify humanity through His life giving work.
For this reason, blessed are parents, families, and servants who can be around children today. Their innocent wonder at the Baby Jesus reminds us of something inside of us that has perhaps been lost through time and neglect.