The greatest gift of all is God’s presence. God is faithful, always present, and God’s love endures forever, (again, always present). We all love Christmas when Jesus, Emmanuel (God with us) is born. However, how good are we at being present with God? How good are we at being present with each other? How good are we at being God’s presence in the world? We live in an age where being present is often not seen as necessary. Friendships are supposedly sustained through Facebook. Lives are busy and thus lingering in one place is difficult. Plus, there is too much to be done. Is not living into truly being present hurting our understanding of God and finding our lives in what God is doing in the world? Does this lack of presence hurt our world?