You can look at what Scripture says about Jesus’ birth and all the questions it raises. You can point to horrendous things the Church has done the past 2,000 years in the name of the One born in a manger. And you can see all those who claim the baby as their Savior, and use and abuse Him for their own ends. It’s almost enough to make you cancel Christmas. And maybe you have. But Christmas is not about what humans have done with what God has done. It’s always about what God has done. So when you look at the baby Jesus in the manger this holy night, may you believe in spite of all of the reasons not to believe. Because the more you believe, the more clearly you will see how God has become one of us to save us so that you can live forever in the fullness of God’s love.