“Come all you faithful – the angel invites us – come, come to Bethlehem.” Jesus is born in a humble stable, into a poor family; simple shepherds are the first witnesses of the event. In this poverty, the glory of heaven is made manifest.
When we think of Christmas, when we think of the birth of Jesus, the name of a place immediately comes to mind. It’s the name of Bethlehem.
Bethlehem, today, is a small city a few miles from Jerusalem, and Jesus was born here. Whenever we represent the place where Mary gave birth to Jesus, in our Christmas Cribs, we have the city of Bethlehem in our minds.