Some strange things happen at this time of year. It’s as if we suspend, at least for a bit, the sad stuff about ourselves and the world, enjoy our imagination more and put on our festive face and share a bit of Christmas magic, Ho Ho Ho!
So for example, we talk of Santa Claus coming down chimneys, we maybe even left him something last night to sustain him for his onward journey.
Maybe we watch a good Christmas movie, ‘Miracle on 34th Street’, ‘It’s a wonderful life’ or some other with a happy ending of course.
We may even a bit more charitable to those with whom the rest of the year we find a bit of a trial.
The strangest event of all that which we come here and to celebrate this morning, the birth of Jesus.