You might consider it a little strange that during the Christmas season my mind turns to Christ's death and resurrection. It's not that I don't enjoy the Christmas season; quite to the contrary, I love to hear the nativity story and sing and hear the familiar traditional carols. However, I can't help thinking about his death, at this time of year when we celebrate his birth.
The Christmas story is filled with contrasts and extremes. On one hand Christ birth brought some extreme joy, while others were filled with terror. One of my favorite opening sentences in all of literature is from Charles Dickens, “A Tale of Two Cities.” “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times…”