He is the King of kings, the Lord of life and death. He speaks His “Follow me”, and if a man is not for Him, he is against Him. He speaks also to us and asks us to choose between light and darkness.
We know not, and we should not ask before the time, where our earthly way will lead us. We know only this, that to those that love the Lord all things will work together to the good, and further, that the ways by which the Savior leads us point beyond this earth.
Saint Edith Stein
The Mystery of Christmas: Following the Incarnate Son of God
Stein, E 1931, The mystery of Christmas: incarnation and humanity, translated from the German by Rucker, J, Darlington Carmel, Darlington UK.