I believe that the Nativity forms the very basis of our Catholic Social Teaching for three reasons. First of all, it teaches us that this life is worth living meaningfully. Secondly, it changes the traditional power structure. Thirdly, it teaches us to work quickly and efficiently for social good.
When the Son of God was born here on earth he took on the human form, showing us that this life is important, that we are important, and that those around us are important. The Christmas story forces us to sit and ask: If this existence was inconsequential, why would God come to dwell among us? The Christmas story forces us to take a conscious stock of the world around us.
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