The journey to the Grotto of Bethlehem is a journey of inner liberation,
an experience of profound freedom, because it impels us to come out of
ourselves and to go towards God who has made himself close to us, who
heartens us with his presence and with his freely-given love, who
precedes and accompanies us in our daily decisions, who speaks to us in
the secrecy of our hearts and in the Sacred Scriptures.