It looks nothing like the photos in the magazines and has not even the tiniest hint of Martha Stewart. There are no smells of fresh-baked cookies or hot apple cider to entice them. They don’t string lights around a tree, pile colorfully wrapped gifts high, or build gingerbread houses; yet meek and mild – they celebrate.
Do the marginalized and suffering in our world experience Christmas more like Mary and Joseph did – or do we?
The end of death.
The end of suffering.