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I too, like it much better when the focus is on Christ’s coming. I really like things like the Advent wreath and the Advent calendar because, for me, they remind me of the Reason for the Season and give me hope since on every passing day we are closer to the coming of Jesus than we were the previous day. By “closer” I don’t just mean closer to Christmas, but I also mean closer to his Second Coming.

I do enjoy the other things like cookie baking, decorating, and gift giving, but I know that they are not what makes Christmas; like I said: Jesus is the Reason for the Season, and I agree that our actions and mindset should reflect that.

I keep praying that the focus of others and myself does not get lost in the hustle and bustle of the commercialization. <img decoding=” title=”Very Happy” />