Habits are hard to break. Change is difficult for all of us. It is easier to act our way into a new way of thinking than it is to think our way into new patterns of behavior. Therefore, this Christmas season, this season of hope, I am challenging all of us to consciously change the way we behave. I’m asking you to do something about the crazy Christmas season frenzy of buying and shopping. Every year many of us lament the commercialism and consumerism of Christmas, but this year let’s do something about it. We can’t change the behavior of the culture, but we can change our own individual behavior.