One of the revolutionary changes that occurred in my celebration of Christmas was when I realized that it was a “tide”, not a day
by focusing on spending cash only, it would automatically cause us to take more care in how we spend money for Christmas gifts, evolving from being impulsive to being deliberative, from credit card debt recovery to saving in advance.
Advent is a spiritual journey. It is my journey and it is personal. There are no formulas here, no recited liturgy or rites of passage. It is, in essence, a reminder that at one time in the history of man was my personal history – a life without the Christ.
If anything demonstrates how distorted Christmas has become, it is the amassed credit card debt.
When you extend a welcoming hand to people who are lonely, you help fill the emptiness.