Reflecting on the readings of the day, Hadebe, points out that God chooses to engage humanity in a conversation to bring about Salvation together, even though God could have accomplished Salvation by God's self.
FutureChurch co-founder, columnist for the National Catholic Reporter, and nurse midwife Christine Schenk, CSJ preaches on the Christmas readings for Mass at night:
"My midwife's question for each of us tonight, is to ask in what way are we laboring, like Mary, to birth God's abiding love into a world so much in need of it?
In what way are we, like Joseph, supporting the efforts of all who labor on behalf of the marginalized -- refugees, immigrants, the homeless poor or victims of sex-trafficking?
In what way are we, like the midwives, supporting our powerful birthing God, who longs for right relationship and protection of a Mother Earth that in fact, gave birth to us all? "