Before your thoughts of Christmas fade, read this and ask yourself, ‘how was my Christmas?’
I love greeting people with “Merry Christmas” after the day itself has passed.
Most people are surprised—probably thinking that I slept through the celebration. Many Christians, however, respond with their own best wishes, in recognition that the celebration of Jesus’ nativity marks the beginning of a season of wonder.
The celebration of the Incarnation miracle is far too wondrous to be confined to a single day.
People often ask “how was your Christmas?” By that, most are inquiring as to whether it was enjoyable.
It is a profound question, if one truly reflects upon it.
As a child, I must confess that the quality of my “Christmas” was probably determined to large extent by the presents I received. I don’t remember many of the particular gifts—these many years later—but I do recall the anticipation I felt as we awaited Christmas Day and the glorious unwrapping.
As a parish pastor my…
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