t's a week before Christmas and the pace of life is picking up. Shopping. Parties. End of the year business activities. Travel. Reunions. Vacation. It is the most wonderful time of the year and it can be the most strenuous as well. Our culture has formulated numerous traditions and beliefs concerning the meaning and purpose of Christmas.
For some, Christmas is about gifts from Santa Claus. For others, Christmas is about family reunions. For others, Christmas is the time to getaway and enjoy a winterly holiday in the snow. For still others, Christmas is about Star Wars.
What then is reason for Christmas? For people of faith, Christmas is the coming of the Christ-child. God becoming man and entering into the fragility and danger of this world.