Christmas is the one time of year when mainstream middle class Americans actually celebrate the birth of a bastard child to an unwed teenage mother.
All of history came together in an infant born of questionable parentage, and born destitute on the run, to a mother who was herself but a step away from arrest and execution for adultery. Joseph could have handed her over to the religious authorities of the time, but didn't.
Our Creator entered the world as a fugitive born in a stable behind a cheap hotel in a remote colonial backwater of the Roman Empire.
The same stone which the builders rejected has become the chief cornerstone,
This is the Lord's doing and it is marvelous in our eyes.
On this day the Lord has acted,
we will rejoice and be glad in it.