I remember in my childhood if it weren’t for my friends I consider family the holidays would be locked up in my apt and bored when the magic from the presents wore off…
That is not emotional and spiritually healthy and that is why we take out the children out during the holidays out to the wonders of nyc culminating in our local church
Which has the one answer to the reason of this season
Not getting drunk
Not vacation from school
Many of these things are wonderful blessings from God
But all in proper orbit around the center and the meaning of the season:
(It’s principle echoed in: Ecclesiastes 3:1-15, A Time for Everything
There is an appointed time for everything. And there is a time for every event under heaven ~
2 A time to give birth, and a time to die; A time to plant, and a time to uproot what is planted.
3 A time to kill, and a time to heal; A time to tear down, and a time to build up.
4 A time to weep, and a time to laugh; A time to mourn, and a time to dance.
5 A time to throw stones, and a time to gather stones; A time to embrace, and a time to shun embracing.
6 A time to search, and a time to give up as lost; A time to keep, and a time to throw away.
7 A time to tear apart, and a time to sew together; A time to be silent, and a time to speak.
8 A time to love, and a time to hate; A time for war, and a time for peace.
9 What profit is there to the worker from that in which he toils? 10 I have seen the task which God has given the sons of men with which to occupy themselves. 11 He has made everything appropriate in its time. He has also set eternity in their heart, yet so that man will not find out the work which God has done from the beginning even to the end. 12 I know that there is nothing better for them than to rejoice and to do good in one’s lifetime; 13 moreover, that every man who eats and drinks sees good in all his labor, it is the gift of God. 14 I know that everything God does will remain forever; there is nothing to add to it and there is nothing to take from it, for God has so worked that men should fear Him. 15 That which is has been already, and that which will be has already been, for God seeks what has passed by.”)
But Christ was born: God in the flesh personally entering the realty which is the tragedy of human history
He grew from the mortal weakness of a infant
He rose again
The priest that all other priests are finite finite xerox copy of: