Can there be Christmas Joy in a time of pandemic? In many homes and communities, including some of our own, we have seats and spaces now empty, reminding us of loved ones we have lost this year. There would be no Christmas parties because money has been sparse due to loss of jobs and economic contractions. Because of travel and movement restrictions, the elderly would sorely miss the visits and embrace of their loved ones. Protective masks would hide the brilliant smiles of people singing carols, like “lights hidden under a bushel basket” which could not fully illuminate these dark December nights.
How can there be Christmas Joy in a time of pandemic?