Christmas in a consumer society may evoke a jumble of images, from angels to antlers, but the Nativity scene takes center stage in the hearts of those who long for a God they can see and touch.

(Related: Read Father Thomas Dailey’s column on making a spectacle of Christmas.)

Father Thomas Dailey shares with Inside how the Christmas crèche, which traces its origins to St. Francis of Assisi, reminds us that the Lord wants to be part of the human story — including yours.

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