What is love in the understanding of the ordinary citizen? – New year's holiday, Christmas tree, gifts and joy. In other words, idolatry and pride. There is nothing wrong with that if you are reserved and you understand that three days a year is enough for idols. Also, do not forget about who brings gifts and what happens to the idol tree after New year's eve.
The metaphor of the Christmas tree is twofold. On the one hand, the tree is a brilliant narcissistic idol, ... on the other hand, the tree lived in the forest, enjoyed life and did not touch anyone… It was not by choice that the tree became an idol, and now it is forced to die slowly and painfully under the glitter and tinsel of new year. Soon it will be thrown out and the holiday will be over.
If your faith cannot survive the crucifixion of your love on the cross, it is a false faith, and you are a vile liar and a proud man. True love must be reborn after death. The symbol of the Christmas tree is a reminder that love lives on our strength.