It's Christmas Eve... John and I are as giddy as the kids. We aren't getting any presents - we just savor the feeling of love for joy that the Christmas season seems to bring out in people...it's as if being in on the secret has only made our excitement brighter. My wish for everyone is that you all can remember that feeling you had as a child when you when you still believed in the magic.
It doesn't matter if all the holiday symbols are pagan, or if we are celebrating the birth of God, or if it has all become part of a big advertising campaign. There's just something so powerful in having a time of year when such large numbers of people are thinking about giving to one another. That is the essence of my religion, and why I love this holiday.