We know that from the Dr. Seuss classic “How the Grinch Stole Christmas.” It’s the story of the Grinch, an evil creature determined to stop Christmas from coming, who becomes a good-hearted being who finally understands the meaning of Christmas.
After stealing all the village’s Christmas gifts the Grinch realizes he failed; Christmas had arrived anyway.
“Maybe Christmas,” he thought, “doesn’t come from a store.
“Maybe Christmas...perhaps...means a little bit more!”
Christmas certainly does mean more. We shouldn’t need fictional children’s stories to remind us of that.
This will be the 2013th Christmas. As we celebrate perhaps we should think back to the very first Christmas. It gave the world hope of something better, much better. It placed love above all else. Love and hope. There can be no greater gifts.
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