On the first day of Christmas

Well, perhaps not the first–
we are winding down, coming into the home stretch and of course…
..we are unprepared.

As usual, money is tight,
there are new illnesses
injuries
bills
and disappointments that scream
“I am going to ruin your Christmas!”

For a moment I believe that voice

But then, I remember once again
Christmas is not what I can buy,
what I should bake,
or
the high expectations of others on my time, wallet and emotions.

Bur rather, Christmas is
that wee babe in the manger
the savior
coming to earth to one day stretch out his arms on the cross for the forgiveness of our sins

Why is it so easy to become engrossed in the chaos of Christmas
and forget what it’s really about?

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