I asked my seven year-old daughter a question yesterday. I said, “When Christ was born, three men gave gifts to a strange baby. Isn’t that how we should celebrate? Rather than getting gifts for Christmas, maybe we should give a present to a baby whenever one is born. That way, anyday can be Christmas. You would only get presents the year you were born. But, we can only give the present to somebody we don’t know. What do you think?”
She liked the idea. My 10-year old didn’t like it as much. And my oldest one said “Dad, you can’t change Christmas.”
At that time Jesus said, “I praise you, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, because you have hidden these things from the wise and learned, and revealed them to little children.