The Christmas story has what all great stories must have: the characters become changed, the shepherds leave their flock, the wise men follow a star, a young father trusts a dream and a girl becomes the mother of God.
I have to admit it. Like millions of other Americans, I've allowed the holidays to decay into a frenzy of shopping, feasting, gift-giving and wassail-soaked merriment. But all is going to change. I have seen the light.