Feliz Navidad

A reflection from Christmas Eve 25 years ago.

We must not seek the child Jesus
in the pretty figures of our Christmas cribs.
We must seek him among the undernourished children
who have gone to bed tonight with nothing to eat,
among the poor newsboys
who will sleep covered with newspapers in doorways.

Archbishop Oscar Romero
December 24, 1979

Quotations of Oscar Romero collected in The Violence of Love which is available here.