Several Decembers ago my youngest son Cody came home from first grade with the following news: “Mom, my friend Kevin told me there’s no such thing as Santa Claus. He said our parents buy all the gifts and put ‘em under the tree. Is that true?”
At a loss for words, I asked, “Well, what do you think, Cody?”
“Shoot, I told Kevin that Santa Claus might not come to his house, but he sure does come to ours because my parents can’t afford all that stuff.”
Out of the mouths of babes.
Saint Nicholas, the original Santa Claus, was born in the year 270 A.D. in Greece. He had a reputation for secret gift giving. His reputation evolved from among the faithful, as was common with early Christian saints. According ...