Have we ... reduced the stable scene to some cutesy little scenario that has no meaning left in it at all? Have we lost the sense of awe that there, in that stable, God became man? What can be the point of Christmas if it is here today and gone tomorrow? For all our celebrations this time of year, why do so many fail to recognize Christmas's Lord? ... The fact remains that our world never comes as close to being in contact with its greatest hope as it does at Christmas.