Don at Hands in the Dirt writes:
For Christians, I think that the last thing called for in this Christmas season is phony magic, the wishful making upright of all that is turned over, either personal or in the larger world. Or the cloying fake holiday spirit of Coke ads (you know that the polar bears probably ate the penguins after the bottle was shared with the young cub) and all the other commercial holiday music/decorations/sales aimed at putting us all in greater debt or making us much heavier in weight.
What is needed is what is always needed, an honest reflection of who we are and the mess we humans are in. In other words, a time for humility and quiet.
Not just Christians: we could all do with a little humility, and a little quiet.