Look at the glorious things around you – smiling babies, beautiful sunsets and people who do extraordinary things to help others. This is the world into which the Christ Child enters. Look at the pain around you – COVID in its many variants, families caught up in the cycle of addiction and children who really will never have a chance to thrive. This is the world into which the Christ Child enters. Look at your life filled with joys and sorrow, hope and despair, and laughter and tears. This is the real world into which the Christ Child enters this Christmas to bring salvation, healing, wholeness, hope and joy. Are you ready?