From the author: "There are times in everyone's life when their faith is put to the challenge. For whatever reason, big or small, they may find themselves questioning the beliefs they once held, or perhaps even have begun to dismiss them altogether. This is what has happened to the young man in this story, On That One Christmas Eve. He has decided that he can no longer believe in the extraordinary circumstances surrounding the birth of Jesus. But, as it turns out, a simple encounter with a cluster of birds would set in motion a realization that a compassionate God does exist. And it is the compassion that we exhibit that creates our connection with God."