Why the Nativity?

by Lucile Jensen

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    Why a babe

    Swaddled,

    Warmed,

    Held to Mary’s

    Heart,

    Born

    To men

    Through deity?

    Why a star,

    And kings

    Afar

    Kneeling,

    Feeling?

    Why a stable,

    And shepherds able

    Worshiping in

    Fields

    Of angels?

    Why a life

    So pure

    Be taken,

    Shaken in

    Gethsemane,

    Then struck upon

    A violent

    Cross?

    Why?

    For me.

    For me!

    Detail from A Gentleman in Adoration before the Madonna by Giovanni Battista Moroni