Our desire to see Jesus this Christmas is a deep desire to see God. Made for heaven, we will be unfulfilled until we see God "face to face." The Church calls the sight of God in heaven the "beatific vision." Our earthly happiness also depends on our seeing God in Christ. This happens in our faith and in our prayer. Only by purifying our ideas and desires for happiness, making them correspond more perfectly to our true goal, will we be content in this life and happy forever in the next.