Why is Christmas
said to be a "cheery
" time of year, full of warmth
? It seems more full of stress
of being with your family
about being perfectly
nice, and making sure that you got the right present
for the right person
. And you better not have forgotten anyone, either. Why do we make and eat all of this food? Do we eat
all of this food
because it's a holiday
and that's how we celebrate
, or because we're all so stressed that we have a reaction
causing us to eat? What, with earnings
coming out, finals
, new years filled with New Year's Resolution
s, holiday bonuses, it's a wonder
that we don't either all kill
each other or stuff ourselves until we can't even think anymore. Oh wait, we already do the latter.
Christmas should be a time of love. Why? Our Savior was born on a date actually in September or October on our calendar, and for what? To be persecuted and killed, by us, for being perfect and perfectly innocent, to fulfill both sides of a covenant with Abraham that Abraham couldn't have ever even hoped to fulfill on his own, whether or not he knew it at the time.
OK, perhaps I'm just lonely and am wondering where everyone went, and why I'm stuck in a forced solitude.