Christmas…?

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Well, that’s it. Christmas is over. The presents are opened and the sweets are gone. The parties are ended and families are headed back home. It was good while it lasted, but Christmas is officially finished until next year. Or is it?

Christmas is the feast of our Lord’s birth, and while that seems simple enough, why don’t we celebrate it like the birth of a friend or family member? How strange would it be to begin celebrating a new babe’s birth months before the actual birth, and then abruptly end the celebration on the very day the birth was accomplished!

This birth we are celebrating is no ordinary birth, so it merits no ordinary celebration. This babe is no ordinary babe, but rather the King of all mankind. The celebration, then, should be postponed until the birth actually happens. The period before the birth should be a time of…

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