Contributed by Jon Lipka on Jul 8, 2014
The sacred mystery of Christmas is the Incarnation, that God became flesh and made His dwelling among us. The world opposes this mystery as irrational and offensive, because it points to our fallen nature and need for a Savior.
The Mystery of Christmas, what makes it special, is the Incarnation. A mystery is not part of our human, rational understanding. It is sublime, and part of divine revelation. Non-Christians can witness the events of Christmas—the baby in the manger, etc.—but without God’s