I love the mystery of the incarnation that the world spends some time thinking on during this time of the year. And as grateful as I am for the incarnation....maybe we have neglected something as important as what the young Jewish girl did, as it is told in the story. That each of us also take seriously the invitation to give birth to God....within our own soul. Mary's story wasn't suppose to be a one time happening. The invitation is the same for us.
Don't get lost in the consumerism of the season or in the noise of the dopy so called war on Christmas or on the season surrounding December 25. The Divine has many birth dates.