As we prepare for Christmas with family: children, parents, brothers, sisters, cousins, in-laws; and/or friends and strangers, it is good to reflect on the reason for Christmas.
For Christians, it is a celebration of the birth of Jesus Christ; a time to remember the messages of hope, redemption, peace, love and generosity of spirit.
For a secular society, it is a time of hope, for wishes of peace, love, family, and generosity.
The messages are remarkably similar.
Merry Christmas to everyone.
For a modern, digital, take on the story of the nativity, see: