Seasons greetings

The mailbox is full today, as it has been often these days with the approaching holiday. Within the many Christmas greetings, though, there are always one or two annual family updates that spout off all the wonderful things the family accomplished in the last year. More often than not, humility is lacking.

I wonder where this tradition started. Did Mary and Joseph send out the first pretentious Christmas year-in-review?

“Dear Friends, the carpentry business is going gangbusters. Mary is still without sin. Oh, and by the way, we’re happy to inform you that this year we became the proud parents of the Son of God!”

Has the humility of the manger taught us nothing?

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