"The wolf shall live with the lamb, the leopard shall lie down with the kid, the calf and the lion and the fatling together, and a little child shall lead them."
Isaiah 11:6 NRSV
I promise it won’t bother me if you do or don’t put up Christmas lights this year. If anyone says to me “Merry Christmas” or “Happy Holidays,” I won’t make a big deal out of that either. But, I do intend to make as much of a fuss as I can about Jesus and our calling to be one with God in him. We who call ourselves Christians cannot go on living as if Christ had never come. We cannot go on keeping up appearances without bearing witness to the difference Christ makes in our lives.