The Nativity of Jesus surely symbolizes the highest and most meaningful moment of the Christian calendar. Every year this miracle repeats itself, along with its promise of salvation. The statues of Baby Jesus that look upon us from nativity scenes in churches, squares and in our own houses tell a marvellous and solemn mystery: the dream of a Virgin visited by an angel, who was asked to become the servant and mother of God; a putative father who gave up his own life to travel and swore to protect that baby that was not his own; shepherds and Kings that came from far away to give homage to a newborn that was facing his first night in a manger, warmed by the breath of an ox and a donkey.
The Evangelists Luke and Matthew have passed on the events connected to the Nativity with some big differences, but its deep meaning stays the same among believers. It is the ultimate mystery, the act of immense love by a God for his children, perpetrated throughout the centuries, to renew an ancient but always new Allegiance.
The statue of Baby Jesus becomes the beating heart of a scenography that comes to life and tells the same story, year after year, and each time we are enchanted and touched by that. Each time it calls us back to ourselves and to authentic values, to what is really important, and that too often we miss, while we are caught up by our daily routines and modern life frenzy.