For some, Christmas means kindness, goodness, the importance of family, joy, and giving. These are all values that have meaning for the Christian. But the Christmas message goes far beyond these good things, and talks about what kind of destiny awaits us beyond the grave. In the Book of Revelation, the Risen Christ tells His faithful disciples: “I will give the victor the right to sit with me on my throne” (Rev. 3:21).
Christmas, then, is about the Gospel of Life. It is about the hope of eternal life offered through the birth of a child whom we accept by our faith. Christmas illumines the meaning and value of every human person. In the light of the manger, we see every human person as one who is called to sit with Christ on His throne!