We learn, if we are wise, that we give of ourselves, give our love for others. We also, like the shepherds in the fields and their people, anticipate His coming, and sing out with joy as the angles did, when we feel his presence among us. So, in life's Nativity play, we at times play the parts of the Shepherds, the Angels, and of our Father. Our tradition of gift-giving, receiving, and rejoicing over the whole thing is the value of the Christmas season.
Easter reminds us that just as Jesus was reborn as a higher eternal form of himself, that we can and must strive to do this same. Life and freedom are the twin gifts the Creator has given to us. As one or the other becomes diminished, their restoration, rebirth, resurrection, once started becomes a force of nature.
Those who strive for a godless Utopia have been met by an ever-increasing opposition and the societal momentum of their movement has stalled. It's stalled because it has caused misery, not happiness and its false promises are, if not being rejected, are at least being met by skepticism.
When it comes to the chronic, existential crisis of keeping America a Constitutional Republic, we are in the autumn. With faith in ourselves and the Creator, this too shall pass. Christians and Jews have endured much greater tyranny than what some of our current political leaders have in mind for us.
At this time of year, we celebrate a different covenant, not one with our leaders on Earth, but our Father in Heaven, one which can never be abridged or revoked thanks to his son's sacrifice on Good Friday. Because of that sacrifice, we can celebrate Easter Sunday.
These are dark times for many reasons, yet we are not in darkness, and need not stumble around in their darkness, but in His light. That is the light that was brought into the world roughly two thousand, twenty years ago.
How the Judeo-Christian philosophy influenced America's Founders.