Keeping Jesus in Christmas

I’ve been noticing that a some Christians complain about the fact that public schools can’t have Christmas symbols in them. I want to say to people: “Go to church! There are a lot of Christmas symbols for your children to see there, and put them in your home so they know what you believe.”

I’ve also heard some Christians bemoan about the fact that stores and malls are posting signs that say “Happy Holidays” instead of “Merry Christmas”. They even consider this some form of discrimination against Christians. In the best light, I’d consider it a way to be more inclusive. But, let’s face it, for retailers, it is all about sales. I want to say to these complainers, “Do you really want retailers that promote all that Jesus was against to be broadcasting Jesus all over the place? Broadcast the birthday of the Lord in the church, keep in your homes,  and in your hearts. And it is okay for you to wish anyone you like, ‘Merry Christmas.’ “

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2 Responses to Keeping Jesus in Christmas

  1. Marie Zapf-Taylor says:

    ‘Love must be sincere. Hate what is evil; cling to what is good. Be devoted to one another in brotherly love. Honor one another above yourselves. Never be lacking in zeal, but keep your spiritual fervor, serving the Lord. Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer. Share with God’s people who are in need. Practice hospitality. Bless those who persecute you; bless and do not curse. Rejoice with those who rejoice; mourn with those who mourn. Live in harmony with one another. Do not be proud, but be willing to associate with people of low position. Do not be conceited. Do not repay anyone evil for evil. Be careful to do what is right. If it is possible, as far as it depends on you, live in harmony with everyone. Do not take revenge, my friends, but leave room for God’s wrath, for it is written: ‘It is mine to avenge; I will repay.’

    Romans 12:9-21

    Celebrating Jesus’ birth should be an every day way of life for believers. He is our beginning, our middle, and our end.

    Merry Christmas everyday to you!

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