A Little Dirt for Christmas

Dec 24, 2023    Rev. Steve Albertin

Do not be afraid to have your Christmas be a little dirty.

Do not be afraid to let your house get a little messy.

And do not be afraid to cry.

Do not feel you have to hide your hurt and pain.

Do not think that you have to pretend that everything is perfect when you know it is not. That is not real life. Real life is dirty.

However, because of that first dirty Christmas, there is still a reason to smile, to brush aside the tears, and sing a Christmas carol. For when we remember that the baby was born in a smelly, dirty barn in Bethlehem, we know that our God is not going to let real life and a little dirt get in the way of his loving us.