Abba, give me a blessing for the Birth of our Lord, Jesus Christ!

Abba, give me a blessing for the coming feast of the Birth of our Lord!

I wish you to be that close to Christ and His Mother as it was the lamb near the manger. I think that he felt just as fine as the calf and the donkey who warmed Christ in the manger… The ox knew its master and the donkey the manger of its owner, says prophet Isaiah. They knew who was in the manger and that’s why they warmed Him with their nostrils. They felt their Creator! And the donkey was worthy of such an honor to carry Christ to Egypt! The nobles had carriages embroidered with gold but what about Christ? It would have been so good if I were that donkey!

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