The family is the core of our existence. There are many who advocate that government become our family. They are wrong.
I took some of our family to see a living nativity at Union Methodist Church in Irmo, SC a week or so ago. Just as the sun went down, one, then another man in armor on a horse rode up and down the line of cars that stretched for about a mile to see the scenes surrounding Christ's birth. Those soldiers on horses and several others reminded me quite well of the atmosphere that existed at Jesus Christ's birth.
The Romans were in charge. They had power of life or death at their whim.
The family of Joseph and Mary held together because of a strong belief in God.
Other families have survived because of that same belief. It is also what kept the Hungarian families together as well as The Truth of their history and that communism is made up of lies. Joseph Stalin was a criminal who murdered millions of his own people.
The reason for the season for us is to celebrate Jesus Christ's birth.