Christmas is not just a day, but an entire season. It’s celebrated all the way up to the Epiphany. No, it doesn’t mean Christmas gifts every day, but it does mean a celebration of joy that lasts for more than a day, much like Easter. I love everything about Christmas! From the decorations to the food, from the music to the gifts. I especially enjoy the Midnight Mass. But I also remember that it’s a time of sadness for loved ones who have passed at this time of year, couples that have broken up, marriages that ended in divorce, the homeless and the poor, children who receive nothing, the single and the loveless, those lost to alcohol and drugs, the list goes on. For these I sit in front of my decorated tree, playing my blue Christmas music, and cry. This is why the Christ child is so important to me, to remind me of a world he was willing to be born into. An imperfect world, a world full of misery and shame, but also a world filled with hope. A world filled with decency and faith. Do you think this was an accident? Remember Sodom and Gomorrah? Abraham asked God if He would destroy the cities even if there were ten people worth saving and God said He wouldn’t. It’s a lot like that today…Jesus came into the world because there were people worth saving. I love that baby, but you know what? I like the fact that God Himself sent His only son into the world to grant us his grace. What I like even more is the King who is to come…the King who’ll destroy all those sad things I mentioned. No one should be crying at Christmas, unless they’re crying tears of joy. Please remember those less fortunate this Christmas. God bless us…every one. Have a very merry Christmas.
Until next time… have a great Christmas. Love ya!