On Monday, Christmas Day, we recognized the birth of Jesus. We call this the Incarnation; God became flesh.

Now it’s Wednesday. So what has changed. For those who do not believe probably nothing. For those who are Christian, much has changed. As Christians, we are called to trust a new narrative that this birth announces. The truth of God has been revealed in a historical person of flesh and bone and Spirit. If we trust this as the truth and the reality of our life, our lives should be new and fresh today.

What follows in the life of this child is the unfolding of the fullness of that reality, lived out in plain sight.