By Fr. Erik Esparza
What comes to mind when you think about Christmas?
For many, Christmas brings about the experience of joy, peace and love. It is a time devoted to giving and celebration. It is a moment to share faith and fellowship. It offers hope and new life. The festive nature of the days leading up to Christmas, Christmas itself, and the days following are full of laughter, delight, and friendship. The world, whether it realizes it or not, honors a celebration that recalls the greatest gift the world has ever known, the birth of Christ!