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It’s true that Jesus most probably was not born in December. Most scholars would suggest that He was born in the spring as opposed to the middle of winter. And, yes, perhaps the 25th of December is a pagan festival day.
Obviously, November is “Notification of increases” month. A kind of Christmas gift, letting you know that “if you struggled in 2019, get ready baby, we are increasing our fees in 2020 even though most of you won’t be getting a raise!”
Over the last couple of weeks, I have received 2 SMS’s from the 2 banks I do business with. This year these messages got me thinking more than usual. Do I just “suck it up” and accept these increases?
What is absorbing my attention now?
This becomes a little more insightful in shifting my “serious endeavour to live the resurrection life”. To be honest, the thing that is absorbing my attention at this time of life is my future. What does it look like? My money – do I have enough as I move to a more “retired” way of life? My children and their well-being and my health. Funny, all the things Jesus tells us not to worry about in Matthew 6!