Jesus Christ, whose birthday is celebrated throughout the world on Christmas, has had a greater impact on human history than any person who ever lived. Though he died at the age of 33, the year in which we live is dated from his birth. Though he lived in an obscure corner of the Roman Empire 2,000 years ago, more than one billion people today call themselves followers of Christ. Though he never wrote a book, tens of thousands of books have been written about his life and teachings.
It is easy to forget, in our hyper-commercialized, secularized, paganized world, that the real basis for our celebration of “Happy Holidays” is two Christian “Holy Days”: Christmas and Epiphany, the birth of Our Lord Jesus Christ and His revelation to the Gentiles.
Each Christmas season, the American people showcase their generosity with incredible stories of charity and giving that would warm the hearts of even the grinchiest Grinch and the scroogiest Scrooge.
The Inklings not only created such well-known works as The Lord of the Rings and the Narnia series, the members defended Christianity and provided hope against a culture of despair.