Christmas is here. So, what does that really mean?
Is it gimme gimme all the toys and things we really want?
Is it Here these THINGS are for you?
NO!!! That is the commercialized version.
Is it a birthday? No, not really although we celebrate it as such.
So what is Christmas really?
It is the proverbial yearly kick in the butt to tell us to treat others more kindly. It is our yearly reminder to seek peace on earth. For one day a year, people know kindness. By the end of the second football game, we seem to slip back to our old habits of forgetting the homeless. Why give money to the poor? It's enough to get another six pack. Why help others? Where were they when I got picked up for DUI?
Christmas is the day to reflect and remind us that we should celebrate the tenets of the holiday every day of the year. We need to feed the hungry, clothe and house the homeless, pay homage to the vets, love our family and friends, and treat everyone with respect.
Because there but for the grace of God, go we.