Our world is hurting, painful, broken. And we can't fix it by ourselves. We need a savior.
This is the promise and beauty of Christmas. That a child came into the world not only to show us how to live, but to break the curse so that we would have the freedom to do so.
It is why Jesus' words about the reason for his coming are so powerful:
He has anointed me to bring Good News to the poor.
He has sent me to proclaim that captives will be released,
that the blind will see,
that the oppressed will be set free,
and that the time of the Lord’s favor has come.
We could not bring peace to the world on our own. Peace has been given to us.