Today, amid a politically correct and consumerist Christmas attitude, we are allowing ourselves to be stripped of our traditions—the dearest and most venerable, the oldest and sweetest, the truest and most beautiful—so that carelessly, through neglect, we are abandoning Christ to follow the latest futile fad.
A sensitive Christian would not let anything replace the crib and Christmas tree. Commemorating these means passing on the history of popular piety and religiosity. Putting up the crib and Christmas tree in homes and public places, not in a folkloric manner, but as symbols of faith, prayer and offering, means rediscovering joy and the solidarity of friendship, the human tenderness of relations and the piety of souls of enchanted children and adults.
In advancement of faith, family and fraternity, may we all strive to keep Christ in Christmas!