Friday night was Biola's christmas tree lighting. While I have only attended once (being a bus commuter who lives a bit too far), I always note the weekend when the tree in front of Crowell is transformed.
Lights Shining on Monday Morning
Today at a luncheon, a long time faculty person noted the significance of this event for the spiritual health of the school. I would add community, as many come from the neighborhood.
For us it is the beginning of celebrating incarnation. It is a ritual worth repeating.