“Joy to the world, the Lord is come.”
Not has come, or will come, but “is” come. Interesting.
The Lord is not in the past or in the future but only in the now, the eternal Now.
Christmas may be the best day of all to honor the dictum, “Don’t let the perfect be the enemy of the good,” be it the family get-together, or gathered worship, or the state of the world, or one’s own life. Give and accept the love that is available; don’t worry about that which is not available.
Joy to the world…