It amazes me every year that there are people arguing about the facts in the Christmas story. Was it December or April? Was it really Bethlehem? Was it 4 B.C. or 0 A.D.? Who were the wise men and what was the star? Is the Christmas tree still a pagan symbol? Such arguments are of little help in reaching the truth of Christmas.
It also amazes me that there are so many versions of “The True Meaning of Christmas”.
There are as many versions of Christmas Truth as there are explanations for the four advent candles on the wreath seen in so many churches. Truth is found in all of them when we don’t get bogged down in facts that cannot be proven with a high degree of certainty.
May we simply find in the Christmas symbols, stories and songs a message that touches our hearts with hope, peace, joy and love. This is what makes it worth celebrating.