I believe Jesus knew we would need a focus. One reigning paradigm to "undistract" us. So He gives us an identity and key role in the family business.
We find the Great Commission Initiative in Matthew 28:19. Jesus commands us to "make disciples of all nations."
First, He calls us as He did the first disciples. Disciple making is our one, true calling.
Then He credentials us for this role. Not with a degree or certificate recognized by a merely earthly government. But with a credential issued by the King of Kings and Lord of Lords. He confers upon us the high title "disciple."
As we are going He converts us. Continually deepening, turning us around, drawing us closer, and using us more. Radically changing and transforming us as we lose and find our true lives.
Finally He commissions us to share His work. Bringing His Kingdom into being. On earth as it is in heaven.
STRENGTH FOR THE JOURNEY
Christmas reminds us that He became like us so we could become like Him. In Him we find our true heritage, destiny, loyalty, and service. As we are going, we learn to love Him more as we serve His family better. Nothing remote or self-serving here.
Disciple making, rightly done, is learning to live life completely and fully. Life rubbing life. Full contact engagement. Hugging others back to our Father. Fulfilling the Great Commission Initiative. Just like Jesus.