That this babe, this miracle, would come in the most humble of circumstances,
Unnoticed by all but the donkey, the cow, the sheep.
His mother, a young girl chosen for her innocence. Her willingness.
To be found this worthy. To be the vessel of the Lord.
I read. I listen. I ponder your words, and I am awestruck.
I am in the stable, in the rafters, looking on the entrance of the king.
(my personal translation of the classical text O magnum mysterium)