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Where did Christmas come from? What is it really about?

y-christmas-wofIn the video below, Father Robert Barron addresses where Christmas came from and what it is really about. Christ “tabernacled” among us through the incarnation: “Word became flesh and made His dwelling among us.” The good news of Christmas, the meaning of Christmas, is that we are called, summoned and challenged to be perfect as our heavenly Father is perfect. It’s about God coming down to us, that we might become participants in his own nature, and that we might realize the fullness of the truth that he is; the truth of what we can become.

Video transcript

For more information on this topic and many others regarding our Catholic faith, check out Father Robert Barron’s Word on Fire website and resources at

About Father Robert Barron

Father Robert Barron is an acclaimed author, speaker, and theologian. He is the rector of Mundelein Seminary near Chicago and the founder of Word On Fire. Fr. Barron is a native of Western Springs, Illinois.