We all have a lot of things to get done. A lot of things we want to have happen this year. But don’t allow what is most urgent to get in the way of what is most important. Don’t water down the joy and grace you can receive this year by trying to keep up with last year or meet other people’s expectations. Let’s all do less and live more. Give presents, but also be present. That’s how you receive the gift of encountering Jesus this Christmas season. Slow down and soon you’ll find you have more time for what matters, and that means you will start to matter more.