There were so many different responses when Jesus was born. Mary and Joseph, like all new parents, were overwhelmed with love and responsibility for caring for him. Angels appeared singing “Glory to God in the Highest”. The shepherds, those often on the margins of society, ran to see where he was and, then, couldn’t stop talking about him. Herod was so threatened that he started conniving to have him killed. And the magi, wealthy pagans from far away, made a long journey to give him gifts. Yes, there were so many different responses to the newborn babe. But when all is said and done, the one that matters the most is yours.