There is a beautiful story about a little boy who was looking at various statues in the Christmas Crib. His father was explaining to him the role of the cows, the camels, the lambs, the shepherds, the three wise men, the angels, Mother Mary and St Joseph. Suddenly the boy heard some sound in the sky. Something was moving up there in the sky. He asked his father about it and the father told him that it was an aeroplane and there were people inside. The little boy asked him, “Daddy, how did the people go up there?” The Father’s answer was quite thought-provoking. He said, “The people don’t go up, the aeroplane comes down and takes people up there.”
This is what happened on the Christmas day. People did not go up, God came down. He came down like a baby. He came down to the level of the poor, the neglected, the oppressed, the marginalized, the forsaken and the outcastes.
1. This coming down meant Love: “God so loved the world that he sent his only Son so that whoever believes in him may have eternal life.” It was not out of the sense of duty that God came down to us, nor for his own sake. Dr C. S. Lewis speaks of four kinds of loves: affection, friendship, charity and eros. God expressed all these kinds of love through Jesus. Even though a mother