Life was never meant to be lived in isolation. Life is always better together. Since God is a relational God, we thrive when our relationship with Him and each other is intact. God has uniquely wired us for relationship on every level of human existence.
The world in which Jesus was born, is very similar to circumstances circulating today. In obscurity, Jesus came to earth at a time of great political, spiritual, economic, and social upheaval. The announcement of Jesus' birth was largely absent from the popular news, however, this little baby would impact rich and poor, privileged and outcasts, and those in every level of society. With such turmoil in the world, Jesus presents peace to the troubled soul.