This is what we celebrate before all else at Christmastime. It is not only about being with family and friends or exchanging gifts. At the center of this season is the profoundest of truths: that he who arranged the stars of the sky and set the cosmos in motion took the form of a child—for me. Before I was conceived in my mother’s womb, he was conceived in Mary’s womb—for me. This is who our God is and why we rejoice. For we once were lost and wandered the world searching for hope. Then, hope was born for us in a cave.
~ Comfort and Joy: Spiritual Lessons in the Final Days of Advent by Fr. Blake Britton
I know everyone celebrates Christmas in their own way. Still, this is a great reminder to not forget the “Christ” in Christmas. Merry Christmas everyone!