It begins with God being so passionately in love with us that even our insistence on ignoring and turning away from God does not deter God. It continues with God’s willingness to go to extraordinary lengths to reconcile with us, even though we are the ones who have shunned God. It culminates in God becoming fully human while remaining fully divine, and entering into the muck we have created to redeem the entire creation. This is a pretty audacious thing to consider. Possibly even impossible for our minds to grasp. And the point of preparing before Christmas for Christmas is to allow what God has done to be far more than a one day holiday.