“Meister Eckhart said that it was of little import to him if Jesus was born of Mary in history, if He is not born in him, here and now.” – Father Rama Coomaraswamy
“Should Christ a thousand times in Bethlehem be born,
And not in thee, then wert thou still forlorn.” – Angelus Silesius
“There are some for whom Christ is not yet born, and some for whom He has not yet suffered, and some for whom He has not yet arisen, and some for whom He has not yet ascended, and some finally upon whom He has not yet sent down the Holy Spirit.” – St. Bernard of Clairvaux
“If the sacrifice of Christ is to avail for me, it must be wrought in me.” – Jakob Böhme
“When shall we find and know this birth of God within us? Only when we concentrate all our faculties within us and direct them all towards God. Then he will be born in us and make himself our very own. He will give himself to us as our own, more completely ours than anything we have ever called our own.
‘A child is born to us and a son is given to us.’
He is ours. He is all our own, more truly ours than anything else we own, and constantly, ceaselessly, he is born in us.” – Johannes Tauler