In our secular age it can be very difficult to discover the true meaning of Christmas.
- Some see Christmas simply as a time to have drunken parties. This is how they honour the birth of the Lord.
- Others are caught up in the commercialisation of Christmas and see it just as a time for receiving gifts – forgetting the greatest gift of all – God’s gift of his Son.
- Others have allowed the purpose of the day that commemorates the birth of our Lord to be forgotten. Jesus’ is usurped by other ‘heroes’ -Santa, Rudolph the reindeer, Frosty the snowman and Tiny Tim. What does all of that have to do with Christmas? Absolutely nothing!