In this day before the Christmas. I'm meditating on the what is all about from incarnation to crucifixion to ascending back to the father.
“Beloved, if God so loved us, we ought also to love one another.”
1 John 4:11 (KJV)
In the midst of all this heavenly epic there is the element of Love. Imagine if God didn't love, imagine if God punished us at spot and so on. That would be an impossible life to live. Yet, God's wisdom was to go the upper way and to teach us to Love. He Loved us to death so we can love one another. This kind of love don't come natural to us but rather takes effort. Can imagine what it takes to love someone you don't love? It's like having to go to the cross. He did it to set the example.
Jesus is the reason of the season. Not some store deals. Not some special food. Not the day off. Not the $600 or $2000 cheque that might come or not.
It's Jesus and only Jesus.