AS Anglo/American novelist Taylor Caldwell wrote, the Christmas message is that we are never alone. Not when the night is darkest, the wind coldest, or the word seemingly most indifferent. For this is still the time God chooses.
So be aware of the truth. The Christ child is present at every Christmas, whether or not we acknowledge Him.
The theologian Karl Rahner said: “In Christmas, God gives us permission to be happy.”
So be happy. Hug your lovers. Kiss the children. Embrace someone who needs a caring touch. Share the love.