Shall we liken Christmas to the web in a loom?
There are many weavers, who work into the pattern the experience of their lives. When one generation goes, another comes to take up the weft where it has been dropped. The pattern changes as the mind changes, yet never begins quite anew.
At first, we are not sure that we discern the pattern,
but at last we see that, unknown to the weavers themselves,
something has taken shape before our eyes, and that they have made something very beautiful, something which compels our understanding."
How have your experiences changed the patterns of your Christmas holidays?
What family rituals have you kept?
What new one have you introduced?
Earl W. Count
4,000 Years of Christmas