The baby born to die

Christmas 1, Year C
In the only biblical account of an incident in Jesus’ childhood, at the end of the Christmas story, Luke points us beyond the manger to the Cross. Jesus didn’t come to pose for baby snaps; he came to live out his Father’s will in perfect obedience, all the way to the pain of the Cross. The manner of his ascent to Jewish male adulthood, still well before the start of his ministry, confirms this.


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