We are talking about the birth of a child,Not the revolutionary act of a strong man,Not the breathtaking discovery of a sage, Not the pious act of a saint. It really passes all understanding.
The birth of a child is to bring the great turning around of all things, is to bring salvation and redemption of the whole human race.
What kings and statesmen, philosophers and artists, founders of religions and moral teachers vainly strive for, now comes about through a newborn child.
- Dietrich Bonhoeffer.