Alas for those who think of lightly falling snow, slowly covering the grey pavement of city streets in this Christmas Season in Canada. They will be very disappointed this year, according to what I have heard on the T.V. and the radio.
However, is that what Christmas is all about? It is just an added touch to the magic of the season. Christmas is about God's gift to human kind, Jesus the Messiah, coming as a baby, born by a natural method but not conceived in the normal way.
Christmas is also about people giving to those less fortunate than them, sharing meals with family and friends and going to special services in the church.
There is another side of this season which few people want to talk about. Depression and being alone at Christmas.
All the hype about presents, good times and happy families make those who are alone think that they are missing out on something and some people become suicidal.
It may feel like they are on the outside looking in. They may feel alienated from their fellow humans. Family strife may be accented and old arguments may be revived.Not all people on this earth have harmonious family relationships.
It is perhaps one of the most stressful times in the year for those who have little and cannot buy presents for those whom they love, or for those widowed, single again or totally alone.
Shall we not think of the true meaning of this season? For after all, that is what it is all about!