So many times I faced a choice to comfort myself or sacrifice what I want/need to help someone else. And while I'm finding more and more value and strength in that, there have still been many times I chose my own relief over someone else's. We've all done it and we've all heard the excuses to not help others, like: "They made their own choices". And yet the life we celebrate today belonged to a human who had no excuses. Jesus kept a vision of love and rescue for you and I through tremendous pain and sacrifice. His journey is provable. His gifts are easily accessible and they last forever. Merry Christmas!