Christmas Is Just Beginning

In the world of commerce and “cultural Christianity” Christmas is over and done with for another year. A year or two ago my wife and I went to a large discount store on December 26 and found “Christmas” piled into 6-8 shopping carts inside front door. The rest of the store was primarily pink and red – for Valentine’s Day. I was really disgusted but tried not to show it. After all, this is the way most people think. However, those of us who take Christmas seriously know that “Christmas” begins on Christmas Eve and is celebrated all the way to epiphany on 6 January will we remember the visit of the Magi and the light of Christ shining in all the world. I hope you will join us in celebrating Christmas for the next couple of weeks – and forget the shopping center!