The purpose of Christmas: To celebrate our GIFT of Freedom to live with an attitude of Gratefulness towards The One Power over Life and Death, and at the same time with Compassion towards our fellow-man because there is no such a thing as Eternal Hell in a pool of fire for those who believe that Jesus has freed all humans from buying their Eternal Peace (Heaven) with sacrifices of all kinds. This is a profound ideology, exploited and abused by millions since the apostle Paul started to implement it in a world where firstborns were thrown into pools of flames in order to obtain the blessings of numerous gods.
Living with an attitude of Gratefulness towards The One Power over Life and Death and Compassion towards their fellow-man is therefore the challenge to be met by all Christians. Amen.
I wish all my relatives, friends AND enemies a merry Christmas.