Merry Christmas, y'all. Here's hoping you and yours are having a joyous and blessed season!
Not that I have anything against consumerism, but lets try to remember what this day is all about - the greatest gift any of us can receive has already been given to us, wrapped in swaddling clothes and lying in a manger. That being said, I'm really happy about all of the nice things that my generous friends and family gave me! :o)
And here's a short message from Presiding Bishop of the ELCA, Mark Hanson: