There is no ideal Christmas; only the one Christmas you decide to make as a reflection of your values, desires, affections, traditions. Bless us Lord, this Christmas, with quietness of mind; Teach us to be patient and always to be kind.
This Advent we look to the Wise Men to teach us where to focus our attention. We set our sights on things above, where God is. We draw closer to Jesus… When our Advent journey ends, and we reach the place where Jesus resides in Bethlehem, may we, like the Wise Men, fall on our knees and adore him as our true and only King.