On a second level, the Nativity, imaged in the crib scene, invites us to search for God in the least likely places: among the poor, the misfits, foreigners and nonbelievers. And above all, in our humanity! So why would we let the dump trucks or the storage room rob us of time to simply sit and ponder?
Besides, February 2nd, the Presentation of Jesus in the Temple, will be here before we want it!
Renee Domeier, OSB