There’s a tension between the peace we sing about and internal chaos we so often experience during Christmas.
Being “ready” for Christmas is code for gathering up the stuff we give and dreaming of all we hope to receive.
Our culture has tied Christmas fulfillment to the amassing of stuff.
If Christmas is the most wonderful time of the year, why do I feel so sad?
From Hallmark Christmas specials to receiving the perfect gift from that perfect someone, we’ve all taken in ideals that lead our hearts to unavoidable disappointment at Christmas.