It’s easy to be cynical about Christmas. It is easy to say that the spirit of family, of generosity and fraternity should accompany us all year round. And to argue that there is no reason for these values to come up on this specific date.

But to think this way is to assume the human being as a purely logical entity. We do not work that way. Nor is it just a matter of us being managed by emotion; we are beings of volatile emotion. As much as we recognize these values as desirable, we can not take them up on a permanent basis.

It is our nature; we are creatures of seasons.