Running up the credit balance, standing in line, rushing to get the cards out, overeating just a little, putting the decorations up before its time to take them down – for many, that’s what Christmas is all about. For others, the holiday season is painful, a time of mourning lost loved ones and old memories.
So, why bother with Christmas?
Of course it goes beyond tinsel and tree lights, wrapping paper and sugar cookies. It even goes beyond family togetherness and holiday cheer. Christmas is a time to reflect on something so bright with wonder that only the blindest of eyes can miss its brilliance and beauty. And it is this light – this magnificent, history-splitting display -- that makes Christmas worth celebrating.