Here is Isaac’s Fear revealed; here is Jacob’s ladder stretched out; here the prince of this world looks on, agape.
At Christmas, we sing hymns and carols that call the child born to Mary and Joseph “Lord.” But we are told that more and more, the use of that title is outdated, sexist, and perhaps even a sort of theological “microagression” against some of the folks in the pews.
The ox knows its owner, and the ass its master’s crib; but Israel does not know, my people do not understand.
"He was in the world, and the world came into being through him; yet the world did not know him." At the nativity, there was no room for God in the world.