How many of you would like to have some heavy burdens lifted from your shoulders this year? This is what Christmas is about! It’s a celebration of the fact that Jesus has broken the burdens that others try to place on our backs. It means that when someone else makes you feel like Christmas won’t be Christmas unless you buy this or do that cook all day…that is not a burden you need to bear. If someone in your world, or societal standards, or that inner nagging voice is giving you a list of 10 or 20 or 100 things you feel like you should be doing, here is a word for you: Don’t bear a burden that Jesus has already broken. Guilt is a burden Jesus came to break so you don’t have to bear it. Don’t let the obligations of the season ruin the celebration of the season.