In the race for Christmas Day success we often forget why Christmas exists. Stopped in our tracks and overwhelmed by work, we have the choice to become negative and anxious, or to see the moment as a signal reminding us to slow down and pray. The shepherds of old were keeping watch over their flock at night (working) when they were sent by angels to see the newly born Savior lying in a manger. When the shepherds returned, they glorified and praised God for all they had heard and seen. This Christmas season, when long lines, traffic, parties, company, and long to-do lists seem to overwhelm us, let that remind us to go in spirit, like the humble shepherds of old, to the holy stable to love, honor, and adore the Christ child born on that peaceful first Christmas night.