I sometimes think we expect too much of Christmas Day. We try to crowd into it the long arrears of kindliness and humanity of the whole year. As for me, I like to take my Christmas a little at a time, all through the year.
Following Thanksgiving, the world does a deep dive into Christmas, submerged under the weight of advertisements, shopping days, and events.
Maybe we should contemplate Christmas as a flowing river that finds us and seeps into our senses in deep and meaningful ways.
Nativity flows like an eternal wellspring, to be sipped and savored, streaming withlife, every day for you.
Whoever drinks of the water that I shall give him will never thirst. But the water that I shall give him will become in him a fountain of water springing up into everlasting life.