That story simply means the story of Mary and Joseph, the manger, the shepherds, and the star. It is the story of the Nativity. If we don't internalize the story — that is, make it our own — then it remains their story. For many the story is told once each year and it is over. "If there is no room in our inn then 'Merry Christmas' mocks the Christ Child and the Holy Family is just a holiday card and God will loathe our feasts and festivals," Ann Weems wrote in her book, "Kneeling in Bethlehem."