Vatican City, Jan 2, 2013 / 11:13 am
The birth of Jesus causes joy because it gives us the certainty that God "works wonders in weakness," Pope Benedict XVI said Jan. 2.
"The Nativity of the Lord once again illuminates the darkness that often surrounds our world and our hearts with his light, bringing hope and joy," he said during his weekly general audience in the Vatican's Paul VI Hall.
The pontiff opened and closed his remarks with Pilate's question to Christ at his trial: "Where do you come from?"
Pope Benedict answered that the Gospels show Christ's "true origin" is from God the Father, and that he "comes entirely from him."