St. Augustine said of Christmas, “God became man so that man might become God.”
Christmas is about a wondrous exchange of natures: God shares our frail humanity, and we share His divinity.
The joy of Christmas is not just that a child is born, but that a whole new humanity is born. This new humanity is not disconnected from the old, but is radically renewed and redeemed. Just as in Adam, all die, so in Christ shall all be made alive.
Christmas, then, is about the destiny of the human person. Christ promises: “I will give the victor the right to sit with me on my throne”.
Christmas goes far beyond the natural blessings of kindness, goodness, family, and giving. It is about sharing the Divine Nature, starting right now. “He who believes has eternal life.”