The Church has given us a gift, not only in the yearly celebration of Christmas day, but also the Christmas season of 12 days. After the boxes are unpacked, don’t forget that reflection of the Incarnation cannot be limited to one day. Tell someone ‘Merry Christmas’ tommorrow and see what kind of a shocked look you get! If we are going to celebrate the great Feast, why not celebrate the season!
From the collect of Christmas Day:
Almighty God, you have given your only begotten Son to
take our nature upon him, and to be born this day of a pure
virgin: Grant that we, who have been born again and made
your children by adoption and grace, may daily be renewed
by your Holy Spirit; through our Lord Jesus Christ, to whom
with you and the same Spirit be honor and glory, now and
for ever. Amen.