Once you have taken in the sight of the beautiful child in the manger – take your time, do not hurry away.
First make his eyes your eyes, his ears your ears and his mouth your mouth.
Make his hands your hands, his smile your smile and his greeting your greeting.
Then you will recognize your sister, your brother, in every person.
And as you dry their tears and share their joy, God’s Son is also born in you and you may rejoice.
Christmas thoughts, often attributed to Marisa Roos – German poet, Quotations book 2020