I know you are probably busy with your Christmas preparations, but I just want to wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a bright and prosperous New Year! This may sound cliche, but some things still need to be said. Like the word Christmas for instance. This has suddenly become politically incorrect. It's now Happy Holidays, or if you are a little old-fashioned, Seasons Greetings!
But let's not forget this other cliche: Jesus is the reason for the season. Without Him, there would be no Christmas. We would not be celebrating the most joyous time of the year. A time when even the Scrooges put on a smile and give something, albeit grudgingly.
So, in the midst of your celebrations, take the time to reflect on the reason behind it all. Is it because most people are doing it, or it's just a tradition? Or maybe, just maybe, His peace and His joy and His love have so penetrated your heart, that it pours out of you and on to everyone with whom you come into contact. Think about it.