“The star beckoned the three wise men out of their distant country and led them to recognize and adore the King of heaven and earth. The obedience of the star calls us to imitate its humble service to be servants, as best we can, of the grace that invites all men to find Christ.”
St. Leo the Great
If God, in the Christmas mystery, reveals himself not as One who remains on high and dominates the universe but as the One who bends down, descends to the little and poor earth, it means that, to be like him, we should not put ourselves above others but indeed lower ourselves, place ourselves at the service of others.
In this was manifested the love of God toward us, because that God sent his only begotten Son into the world, that we might live through him.
Herein is love, not that we loved God, but that he loved us, and sent his Son to be the propitiation for our sins.
1 John 4:9-10