With Christ, God has injected himself into history. With the birth of Christ, God‚Äôs reign is now inaugurated in human time.
On this night, as every year for twenty centuries, we recall that God‚Äôs reign is now in this world and that Christ has inaugurated the fullness of time. His birth attests that God is now marching with us in history so that we do not go alone.
Humans long for peace, for justice, for a reign of divine law, for something holy, for what is far from earth‚Äôs realities. We can have such a hope, not because we ourselves are able to construct the realm of happiness that God‚Äôs holy words proclaim, but because the builder of a reign of justice, of love, and of peace is already in the midst of us‚Ä¶
Let us not be disheartened, even when the horizon of history grows dim and closes in, as though human realities made impossible the accomplishment of God‚Äôs plans. God makes use even of human errors, even of human sins, so as to make rise over the darkness what Isaiah spoke of.
One day prophets will sing not only the return from Babylon but our full liberation. ‚ÄúThe people that walked in darkness have seen a great light. They walk in lands of shadows, but a light has shone forth.‚ÄĚ
-Archbishop Oscar Romero