Jim Elliot on how the world celebrates Christmas:
"And now men talk of Christ-mass--weird monstrosity and mixture of bright lights, reindeer, tissue paper and scraggly evergreens; jumbled mobs, bargain-baited, 'striving after wind', singling 'Silent Night'--but what know they of Immanuel? How can they understand the God who once was wrapped in swaddling clothes? How long, Lord, ere they bow the knee?"
Shadow of the Almighty, p. 86.