In just under four hours the clock shall strike midnight, and it shall then be Christmas Morn, as noted in this Central Time zone. As you read this, I shall have set the posting to appear shortly after that midnight hour, so as to have this small post pay humble honor to the greatness of this day.
History records millions upon millons of words written as tribute to the King of Kings.
None speak so clearly to our times as do these.
Oh, yeah. While you're having fun, remember that Christmas has something or other to do with that "Christ" guy. In a world where most religions see God or the gods as selfish, capricious jerks or apathetic administrators who don't care about human suffering, Christianity alone recognizes God as a person who loved us so much He came to earth in the form of a man and allowed Himself to be tortured to death by His jeering enemies so we could be free of the consequences of our own evil deeds.
A lot of religions require the sacrifice of human beings to please gods. Christianity's God sacrificed Himself for the benefit of human beings.
As end-of-the-year gifts go, that one is hard to top.
And as succinct and powerful summaries go, that one is impossible to top. I shall not even try.
Thanks, Steve, for saying it so very, truly perfectly.
Merry Christmas, everyone!