Why the Nativity?

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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!

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