This time of year, Christmastime, brings many blessings. However, we must remember what this wondrous season is really about. When you awaken on Christmas morning, you get a certain feeling. You did nothing to get all those gifts but be loved and alive. Christ, the true gift of the Christmas season, did the same. He loved you because you existed. God came to earth to proclaim his love for you; a love that He would die for. Remember that as you open your presents this Christmas. You did nothing to deserve it but be alive. And that is reason enough for Him to love you; no matter what you did or have done over the previous year. I think that is why it is so important that Christmas comes a week before New Year’s. Christmas is the true new beginning which we celebrate a week later. God bless!