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December 19, 2016
He was in the world, and the world was made through Him, and the world did not know Him. He came to His own, and those who were His own did not receive Him.
From the very beginning He was unwelcome, but He came anyway. Having made us, Jesus knew well His creation. He was not surprised. If Jesus had been only human, He might have pushed back: He might have insisted on a more extravagant birth, a more cosmopolitan hometown, a more befitting reception.
But, being God, He understood the stakes...