In a letter to Timothy, his son in the faith, Paul described a life-changing event by saying, even though he was "a blasphemer, a persecutor, and an insolent man . . . the grace of our Lord was exceedingly abundant, with faith and love which are in Christ Jesus." Jesus was born into our world and gave His life so that we can be forgiven and transformed through faith in Him, This is the heart of Christmas! A change in behavior begins with Jesus changing our heart.