Christmas: a shining star – a break from the tedious schedules we find ourselves in. But Christmas is more than a nice diversion – a blip on the radar screen of our hectic lives.
- For a moment in time, we escaped the drudgery, the pressures, anxiety, and uncertainties.
- For a moment in time, we celebrated with one another and shared gifts.
- For a moment in time, we humbly knelt before the Christ Child whose birthday we celebrate.
- For a moment in time, we laid down our heavy burdens of doubt and fear and unanswered questions.
And now Christmas is over for another year: the torn wrappings stuffed in bags ready for the garbage pickup, bows packed away to use again next year. Families have returned home, and we collapse in an easy chair, take a deep sigh and try to relax.