St. Maximus of Turin
"At Christmas he was born a man; today he is
Then he was born from the Virgin; today he is born in mystery.
When he was
born a man, his mother Mary held him close to her heart; when he is born
mystery, God the Father embraces him with his voice when he says: This
beloved Son in whom I am well pleased: listen to him. The mother
tender baby on her lap; the Father serves his Son by his loving
The mother holds the child for the Magi to adore; the Father reveals
his Son is to be worshiped by all the nations."
(St. Maximus of Turin)