Our Founder, Saint John Baptist de La Salle, challenges us in his Meditation for Christmas Eve:
For how long has Jesus been presenting himself to you and knocking at the door of your heart to make his dwelling within you, and you have not wanted to receive him? Why? Because he only presents himself under the form of a poor man, a slave, a man of sorrows.
Let us open the door of our hearts to all those who present themselves to us during these days–the unpleasant family member, the student in danger of failing, the panhandler on the corner, the refugee seeking a home for their family.