To think about what Christmas means
but not in fantasies and dreams.
We know in fact when it had begun
as the birthday of God’s only Son.
Even if our worldly ways seem fine
when we celebrate with alcohol or wine.
That’s going our own way in fact
and with Jesus we just turn our back.
With caring love for all to see
it first must start with family.
No matter the time, space or the weather
the important thing is being together.
We need to start especially
at Christmas time with family.
Material gifts don’t take the place
of family, love and God’s tender grace.