Here it is, fourteen days before Christmas, a scant two weeks. Over the last weeks, I've watched many Christmas movies on television. And, just as with Christmas carols, I am enthralled with them. Only one thing was missing from the heart-warming movies: Christ.
Not one of these otherwise lovely movies mentioned Christ, the true reason we celebrate at this time of year. Is it old-fashioned on my part, naive even, to expect someone to at least mention His name? I don't think so. I want to watch a movie where families talk about Christ, where the wonder of His birth is the focus.
And then I realize it was up to me to put Christ in Christmas. If I want His presence, His spirit in my holidays, it is up to me. I need to talk of Him, to praise Him, to give thanks to Him.
So, for today, I am grateful for those times when I, when anyone, remembers to put Christ back in Christmas.