It was 2012, and Sterrett was an engineering student at the University of Michigan. A group of students had been hanging out in the dorm on a Friday evening—there was drinking, but no one was incapacitated—when CB told Sterrett that her roommate had family members staying in their room and she needed a place to spend the night.Sterrett loaned her a shirt to sleep in and assumed she’d crash on the mat he and his roommate kept for visitors.
It is precisely in this "life" that all the aspects and stages of human life achieve their full significance. Man is called to a fullness of life which far exceeds the dimensions of his earthly existence, because it consists in sharing the very life of God.
The loftiness of this supernatural vocation reveals the greatness and the inestimable value of human life even in its temporal phase.
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Drew Sterrett couldn’t know that when his friend slipped into his bottom bunk late one night in March of his freshman year, she was setting off a series of events that would end his college education.
The source of this "great joy" is the Birth of the Saviour; but Christmas also reveals the full meaning of every human birth, and the joy which accompanies the Birth of the Messiah is thus seen to be the foundation and fulfilment of joy at every child born into the world (cf. When he presents the heart of his redemptive mission, Jesus says: "I came that they may have life, and have it abundantly" (Jn ).