They say that Christmas has become materialistic. And how true this is.
But surely it is right that Christmas is materialistic – in the proper sense of the word!
Let’s consider this: God – A spirit somewhere out there in the universe He created, decided to materialise and come down to earth.
He materialised, assumed a physical form, as the human Jesus, born by the Blessed Virgin Mary.
God materialised to be amongst us, so that we may see Him, speak to Him, listen to Him and hopefully learn from Him.
And most important of all, to be saved by Him. God – Jesus. The Spirit materialising for us.
Now how wonderful is that?
Do we ever stop and wonder about the real miracle of Christmas and the true meaning of materialism?