Is it true that to fully understand the meaning of Christmas we must also know the implications of the message when we sing "O Come, O Come Emmanuel"? Is it true that the "silent night, holy night" would have no meaning whatsoever if the babe of Bethlehem hadn't grown up and left the manger? Is it true that when we accept the true meaning of Christmas it shakes us out of being comfortable and safe, and invites us to live love and share love in a world filled with anger, terror and hopelessness? Is it true that the babe in the manger who "no crying he makes" now cries out for justice and reconciliation and once again calls us to feed the hungry, give living water to the thirsty, clothe the naked, welcome the stranger and the refugee, and visit those who are trapped in the prisons of everyday life? Is it true that God's greatest Christmas present of love must be unwrapped and received once again into our hearts and lives?