As Christmas approaches, I think of the moral and spiritual disarray spreading through Western society. Some people may vaguely acknowledge Christ's birth, though they have relatively little interest in what His Incarnation means and almost no interest in how it impacts their lives. This year, we collectively vilify a reality TV personality for his biblical stand, calling his statements outdated. Really? Don't we see how we thumb our nose at the Lord, even as we profess to celebrate His birth?
I enjoy the lights, the presents and the food as much as anyone, and I love our Christmas tree with its subtle scent of pine. But the wise men who followed the star to Bethlehem set the example of worship that I desire to maintain at Christmas...and throughout the year.