It is true that Bethlehem, the Virgin Mother, and the angels are a reality to many little children. They do not have to be convinced about the reality of Bethlehem. But how hard it is for grownups to become as a little child. How difficult it is for us to have and to hold the reality of Bethlehem by merely hearing about it. However, it can be brought down to today, for it is focused beautifully for the believer at the Altar - in the Holy Communion. The Holy Communion is the continuation of the Incarnation. -- B. von Schenk, The Presence, p. 43.