Living on Purpose: Come let us adore him, Christ the Lord!

Billy Holland

The holiday season is called the most wonderful time of the year, but between buying gifts, hosting parties, trying not to break your healthy habits (or the bank) and attending family gatherings, it can also be the most stressful time of the year.

Once again, we are trying to figure out what to give people who already have everything they need. Come to think of it, I'm trying to understand how we went from the wise men bringing gifts to Christ as an act of worship to the ritual of giving gifts to each other. I don't remember Mary and Joseph exchanging presents with the shepherds, or Bethlehem being decorated with tinsel and ribbons.

Yes, there is widespread affection for the magical stories and traditions that we are accustomed to, but we also understand that much of our holiday festivities have little to do with Christ.