This is the encouraging message of Christmas: that God himself has come to earth, eternity has stepped into time – and nothing has been the same since.
Jesus was fully God and fully man. He experienced the full range of emotions, including enjoying a good laugh.
December 26th is known as St. Stephen’s Day.
There are two things that amaze me at Christmas. One, eternity stepped into time. Two, the creator of the world became part of his creation.
Somebody must have thought that if I could care for animals, I could look after a group of ten-year-old boys.
Much of what we see around us mocks the promise and spirit of Christmas: the hope of peace.
Sometimes, we are fearful that our life might be overlooked in some way, that we won’t be seen by others.
It’s unfortunate that Christmas has become about excess.