A very simple and very short Christmas quiz:
Christmas is about Jesus coming to save people from their . . .
A) winter boredom.
B) needing a reason to shop.
D) needing a cute story to entertain their kids.
Answer: The reason for the season is “She will give birth to a son, and you are to give him the name Jesus, because he will save his people from their sins.” (Matthew 1:21)
Does the new normal equal the old sins? If so, then do we need to be saved from the new normal?
Perhaps we should remember this ancient prayer this Christmas (known as the Jesus Prayer): “Lord Jesus Christ, Son of the living God, have mercy on me a sinner.”