Without a doubt, the Christmas seasons roots me in both faith and works. I can view the shopping, cooking, socializing, and traveling that fills my life as difficult, agonizing, and unwanted work, as something I have to get done. Or, I can consider it an opportunity to offer love, compassion, and service, as something to further God’s kingdom.
The faith piece is easy to grasp at Christmas. Without getting bogged down in Christian dogma and jargon, Jesus was born to show us that God is love.
Keep the holidays simple.