We say we shouldn't be so materialistic.
Then we give more than we can afford.
We say it's about Jesus.
Then we make it about family.
We want peace on earth.
But we create as much unrest as possible.
We miss those who have died.
But they're already at the birthday party in person.
We want perfection in our days.
But Jesus warned us that this life would have trouble.
Adjust the perspective.
The joy is not in having everything just so ...
It's in having the One we are celebrating close to our hearts.
As we are close to His,
Then when everything else isn't perfect,
We can be sure the One Thing that matters is.
Pastor, Norma Mennonite Church.