As I stood at the back of this humble chapel, taking in this amazing moment, one particular child attracted my attention. He had one blind and clouded eye — but the other had a gleam in it. One of his ears was missing, but the other hung on to every word the priest said. His smile was bigger than everyone else’s, and he seemed to be oblivious to the third degree burn scars that covered his head, shoulders and chest.
The story of the birth of Christ is so wonderful and inspiring, it could have only been written by God. From the very beginning of his earthly life, Jesus turned the world’s notions of power and privilege upside down, elevating the value of compassion and service beyond anything the world had known before.