Physics is cool: the physics of light is an enigma, because light can have the properties of both waves and particles, and its behaviour as one or the other is unpredictable.
So is the idea of God incarnate an enigma, divine power rendered into a defenceless child.
Yet the light this child brings into the world envelops all the darkness that overshadows our lives. When we feel most overwhelmed by threatening darkness, the light is still –always – there. This light offers to illuminate life with hope, joy; and new life where death looms.
May this light illumine your Christmas – all your Christmases – and radiate through your whole life.