Christmas is here at last!
Aaaaand it’s gone.
At least that’s what it looks like in the stores. The Christmas stuff that had been out since Arbor Day is already marked down for the after-Christmas sales. Christmas music is nowhere to be heard.
But while everyone else is putting Christmas away, the Church is just getting started with Christmas. Which means? For starters, all the decorations that appeared on Christmas Eve will still be there on Sunday. Why?
Because there’s a lot more to Christmas than just Christmas Eve/Christmas Day. There’s a whole season of Christmastide. Christmas may start with a babe in a manger, but it doesn’t stop there.
More on this tomorrow.