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Saturday, December 6, 2008

Christmas or commercialmas

What is Christmas to me? Christmas to me is the celebration of the birth of Christ our savior. Christians coming together to remember when Jesus was born. Why is it important? The importance of Christ's birth is the beginning of our salvation. He was born into this world to save us from our sins. I am not a theologian nor am I a religious fanatic but I do believe in my heart that Through Jesus I am saved, that my soul is saved from damnation. I am not perfect nor do I want to be because one can just imagine the pressure of being and acting perfect all the time. I think it would drive me nuts.

It seems now a days that people are giving more importance to the decorations, the food and the gifts to give each other rather than preparing themselves for the coming of Christ. It is the time to give and help the less fortunate. It is the time to relish in the joy of giving rather than on the receiving end. Yes, it makes us happy when we receive gifts but wouldn't your happiness be more meaning if you see other people with so much joy when you extend a little gift to them? I often ask myself this question : How lucky am I?

The way I see it now Christmas had been too commercialized. Stores having extravagant decorations, Santa costumes and all that. I don't have anything against the image of Santa Clause because he inspires people to give and share but shouldn't it be Christ instead of Santa who is given the most credit on this season since it is His birthday after all?Now that the world is in crisis does it mean then that we don't celebrate christmas because we don't have enough to buy decorations, food and gifts? I think not. We can celebrate by getting the family together and give thanks that we are together and still able to rejoice in the birth of our Lord.


simplyjacy December 13, 2008 at 3:17 AM  

so true. the real reason why we celebrate Christmas is because of the coming of our redeemer. and what best way to celebrate it is not to buy gifts and stuff but to celebrate it with family and friends.

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