Luke 2: 1-20 (KJV) retells the familiar story, and it is understood by the thread that runs from the last line of Madeline L’Engle’s poem “Yet Love still takes the risk of birth,” to Brené Brown’s conversations on vulnerability, to Reynolds Price’s character in her church Christmas pageant and to the timeless language of the French baptismal liturgy  — “It was for you the Jesus Christ came into the world.”