My husband overhead two teen girls talking while he was out shopping. One said, “Did you know that Christmas is Jesus’s birthday?” The other was surprised and said, “Really? What a coincidence! How lucky for him!”

The girls were not really connecting the two, because in Japan–as all of us that live here know–Christmas is a secular holiday.  Jesus is not the reason for the season in Japan.

Christmas pics!

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This is my parents’ church, Christmas mass.