This was the reflection from Joyful Meditations for Every Day of Advent and the 12 Days of Christmas: Years A, B, and C for today. (It's a little late to get the book for this year - but definitely worth purchasing for next year!)
From the record of Jesus' genealogy (Matthew 1:1-17), we learn he is descended from Abraham, who is known as the father of three major religions: Islam, Judaism, and Christianity. Jesus' DNA also matches that of kings, adulterers, godly men and women, a prostitute and a murderer. Jesus the human person is the offspring of generations of saints and sinners - just as we are. . .
As we recognize that the whole of humanity is reflected in Jesus' family, we renew our commitment to treat ourselves and all people with love and respect.