COVID means Christmas will be different this year. You won’t go to nearly as many parties or Christmas gatherings as usual. You won’t be part of all the cherished traditions of the season at your church. And you won’t get to show off the Christmas decorations in your home. However, a different Christmas may be just what you need because it gives you the opportunity to get ready for Christmas in a different way. Like spending time reflecting on the meaning of the words of your favorite Christmas carols. Reading scriptures pointing to the coming of Jesus. Reflecting on the mystery and life-changing reality of the Incarnation. And focussing on getting ready for Jesus who has come/is with us/ will come again? Christmas will be different. But God is at work in your life making this year’s different Christmas a Christmas you will always remember.