Got this from The Beatitudes Society Weekly Circuit Reader. It fits right in with what I have been reading and meditating on this Christmas season:
"In the scandalous Christmas stories of God-made-flesh, we see crystallized in Jesus the promise of a world transformed, a world of justice and peace where empire must be challenged, where God asks sleeping, frightened shepherds -- like us -- to jump up and run. God still comes, God is still being born, in our tired world. Incarnation calls us to face into the future, and to put flesh on Micah's ancient dream: ". . . they shall all sit under their own fig trees and no one shall make them afraid."
--~ From Anne Howard’s response to
Patheos December blogging challenge
"Why the Incarnation Matters."