It's not about the gifts under the tree, it's about the baby in the manger.
But if we stay stuck in the story with the cute baby in the manger, we've lost the important point of the story.
Let's remember the true meaning of that baby in the manger, if we're Christians.
And if we leave Christ on the cross, we've lost the even larger story.
And the empty tomb is not even the end of the story. We have a mission--and it's not to get the best bargains. Could we transform our holiday season so that we're doing something to heal the world? It could be something as simple as adding socks for the homeless to our shopping list or adding compost to our gardens.
Or maybe it will be something that transforms the world!