Blogmas 2; What does Christmas mean to me?
Christmas has to be about Christ; at the very start of the word itself, there he is. As a Christian, I don't know whether the story of Christmas is gospel truth or beautiful fairytale and I quite frankly don't care. Where Jesus came from or how his birth was managed doesn't matter to me, what matters is that He lived and had such excellent advice for us, both spoken and acted. If at a cold season of the year and in a bid to outshine Roman/Viking/other gods the early Christians chose to assign the date of Christmas at the darkest point in the year, that seems psychologically right to me. Jesus is the light in my darkness, the shining guide who gives me a lamp and a lantern to lead me on the way.