On this day, Christmas, we celebrate and remember any number of experiences, often at the same time.
What comes to mind for me on this day?
Mary’s experience of holding this precious gift and saying, possibly on a cold night by a warm fire, ” I love you softly.”
The Hope of the world.
The joy of motherhood.
The responsibility of raising the Messiah.
The sword thrust through her soul of losing the very one who had brought her life.
The greatest joy…the greatest pain.
All wrapped in swaddling clothes.