There is, it seems, a much greater drive to achieve "perfection" at this time of year. We want the "perfect" tree, we want to buy the "perfect" gift, we want that "perfect" family picture for the "perfect" Christmas card.
As usual at this time of year, many of us "take stock" of our past year and then most likely "resolve" to do and be better in the next year! And, as usual, we find it doesn't take very long to fail at that resolve!
For the past couple of weeks, I have been pondering a Scripture from the Christmas story in Luke's gospel -
"And there were shepherds living out in the fields nearby, keeping watch over their flocks at night. An angel of the LORD appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were terrified. But the angel said to them, Fear not. for I bring you good tidings of