Along with the scripture, I’ve had these words written down, resting since August. They look more impressive plastered to a photo of some old puzzle pieces remade into Christmas decorations this week.
When it comes to the Spirit of Christmas, it’s not the “what”, but rather the “who”?
Advent, day 5, Dickens has it:
‘Pausing, we advance towards this Great Birthday. Nearer and closer to our hearts be the Christmas spirit, which is the spirit of active usefulness, perseverance, cheerful discharge of duty, kindness and forbearance!’ [I]
[i] Dickens, C., Tolstoy, L, & Henry, O. 2011, What is Christmas as we grow older? in O Christmas Three: O. Henry, Tolstoy, and Dickens (Beloved Christmas Classics) Paraclete Press. Kindle Ed.(p. 95).