We are “Christmas people”. This is not our club or association, it is our identity. This is our Truth. This is our Hope. There are no realistic, alternative choices for us. This is our true citizenship. We are children of God. That is who we are because of our Baptism.
We hear a great deal about Christian martyrs. A Christian martyr is someone who suffers and dies unjustly, simply because they believe in Jesus Christ and will not renounce Jesus, or accept to worship any other God, even in the face of death. Worldly death for a Christian is preferred to eternal death. This is the witness of Christmas people.