Christmas is when we celebrate trust

Some time ago when I was still believing, I had the rare pleasure of attending an inspiring sermon that actually made sense.

It was Christmas Eve, and I attended the afternoon Christmas Service. In his sermon, the priest told us that Christmas is not just a day of cheer, but also a day to celebrate trust. He demonstrated this by pointing to the Christmas story; the story of pregnant Mary and Joseph, and the fact that Joseph never once doubted her.

I was thunderstruck – I knew the story by heart, but this had never occurred to me. I was deeply impressed.

The priest, unfortunately, was fired.